Excuse me for my unclear question title, math terms have never been my forté. However being new here and knowing I shall be staying here for a while, I thought it's best to do things right with the community and site.

I just asked my first question here and got a great response and nice welcome. However I have no idea which answer I, as a community member should pick.

The reason being is that the first one explains how to get there (which is something I requested in the question itself) whilst the other one is the actual answer to the questions but doesn't directly tell me how he got there even though he did somewhat clarify that in the comments.

A general rule of thumb for such scenarios would be greatly appreciated!

  • $\begingroup$ related questions: one, two, three, four, five $\endgroup$ – user642796 Sep 5 '14 at 7:42
  • $\begingroup$ @Arthur: I like my comment on the second link. I think it's one of the most helpful things I've written on this site! :P $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Sep 5 '14 at 7:51
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    $\begingroup$ And what if a third answer is posted, which unequivocally outshines those two? After all, 35 minutes is not such a long time span... $\endgroup$ – Did Sep 5 '14 at 8:03
  • $\begingroup$ @Did Then I presume the third answer should be the ticked one, am I correct? $\endgroup$ – Juxhin Sep 5 '14 at 8:06
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    $\begingroup$ ...Which seems to hint (not so) subtly that other time frames than the one you used there, might have some virtues. $\endgroup$ – Did Sep 5 '14 at 8:12
  • $\begingroup$ And if someone deemed the question was still left partially unanswered and wishes to include a full-blown answer, I would gladly mark their answer as the correct one. $\endgroup$ – Juxhin Sep 5 '14 at 8:15
  • $\begingroup$ I think that @Did was trying to point out that it's usually a good idea to give some time between posting a question to accepting an answer. Several hours at least (unless the answer is incredibly complete, or something like that). $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Sep 5 '14 at 8:32
  • $\begingroup$ Alright then, I shall do so $\endgroup$ – Juxhin Sep 5 '14 at 8:33
  • $\begingroup$ Just pick whatever answer which will help you to solve next similar question you see. $\endgroup$ – achille hui Sep 5 '14 at 10:59

Pick the one that has been the most helpful.

Remember the old saying, give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him how to fish, and you'll be taking parts in destroying our oceans.

  • $\begingroup$ Very good point, thanks! $\endgroup$ – Juxhin Sep 5 '14 at 7:42
  • $\begingroup$ The saying in your post leaves me speechless... :-) $\endgroup$ – Did Sep 5 '14 at 8:13
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    $\begingroup$ @Did: Well, you know... give a man a word, and you'll hear him for a day; teach him how to speak and you'll never hear the end of it! $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Sep 5 '14 at 8:32

I have answered this question three times before. So rather than repeating myself, I'll direct you to my previous answers.


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