I'm learning set theory independently at the moment and using a book that doesn't have a solutions manual. Under these conditions, is it okay if I make a thread asking if my solution is correct?


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    $\begingroup$ If you show work, no one should complain. They could always down vote for whatever reason though. $\endgroup$
    – dustin
    Dec 24, 2014 at 20:13
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    $\begingroup$ Under these circumstances, tagging as homework even seems superfluous. Using solution-verification may be warranted, though. But I see no harm in such posts. $\endgroup$
    – Lord_Farin
    Dec 24, 2014 at 20:15
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    $\begingroup$ Analysis Incarnate: Props for asking in advance. What you are planning should be ok. @Lord_Farin: Welcome back! While you were sleeping $\endgroup$ Dec 24, 2014 at 20:18
  • $\begingroup$ Cheers everyone $\endgroup$
    – Ninja Boy
    Dec 24, 2014 at 20:22
  • $\begingroup$ @JyrkiLahtonen Woah, that's a big change I've missed. Thanks for pointing it out :). Also, thanks for the welcome; much appreciated :). $\endgroup$
    – Lord_Farin
    Dec 24, 2014 at 20:24
  • $\begingroup$ Do none of these answer your question?! Asking homework questions might be okay, asking questions that have already been asked dozens of times is not. $\endgroup$ Dec 25, 2014 at 9:20

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Yes, as long as you show your work and make sure the question hasn't been asked before!

That is, surf the "set-theory" tag a while, and maybe you'll find answers to your questions. Also, exploit the search button.


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