So I'm starting to work through a real analysis textbook, but I'm not great at math so I expect I'll get suck working through some of the proofs/problems. Sometimes I need a hint. The book has a few, but I figure I could ask on the math site. I don't want the answer right away because, let's face it, I'll see it and not do the problem myself.
Is there a procedure for this. Is it ok to just ask for a hint and say "wait a bit before giving the full answer"? Should I just treat my questions like homework and use the homework tag? I saw a question here about homework (How to ask a homework question?) and a lot of that looks like applies to my questions even though they're not homework (no one is grading me or anything).
Plus I ask because I read the about page (https://math.stackexchange.com/about) and it's about questions + answers, not questions + hints + what if I still don't get it and wants more hints + more hints or comments + ... you get the idea. I saw a question about giving hints (Hints: how to give them?) so I think it's ok to ask questions that just ask for hints but I want to know for sure. I don't want to ask stupid questions either (Should I ask stupid questions?) but I'm guessing that Ill be asking alot of questions. Is this something I should go to a forum for instead since its mre of a back and forth?
Forgot: I asked a question just asking for hints already (Show that if $A$ and $B$ are sets, then $A \subseteq B$ if and only if $A \cap B = A$.) that was related to another question (not identical but related so I linked it), and no one said anything, but since I already thought of another one to ask I didn't want to push it.