Inventor’s paradox

April 15, 2011

« The more ambitious plan may have more chances of success. This sound paradoxical. Yet, when passing from one problem to another, we may often observe that the new, more ambitious problem is easier to handle than the original problem. More questions may be easier to answer than just one question. The more comprehensive theorem may be easier to prove, the more genral problem may be easier to solve. »
~ “How to solve it”. G. Polya.

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