Suppose I give a solution to a problem in an answer and then later on I think of a different method to solve the same problem.

Should I edit my old answer and include the second method, or should I add another answer?

I don't think I've ever seen a user give more than one answer to a question, but maybe they should have.

• Here's a recent example of mine: answer 1; answer 2. Answer 1 would work in general, but is less slick than answer 2 (which is more ad hoc). Sep 2, 2013 at 20:48
• Related (duplicate?): meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/4899/… Sep 2, 2013 at 20:54
• Also seemingly related/duplicate (but with a less "searchable" title): meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/10205/multiple-answers Sep 2, 2013 at 21:03
• See also - finally? :-) - meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/6525/… Sep 2, 2013 at 21:06
• I have on occasion given as many as three approaches in the same "answer." Works fine. Sep 2, 2013 at 22:09
• I have also given two answers to the a question: answer 1, answer 2. I tried to avoid proofs by contradiction and came up with two proofs. Sep 3, 2013 at 15:27

• @DanielRust $\geq 50$I usually add sections to my answers with title Method 1 etc. Sep 10, 2013 at 21:23