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IF a set A has K elements,formulate a conjecture about the number of elements in p(A). I can't even understand the term conjecture.
The Problems with question:
The title is not informative.
The OP stated that I can't even understand the term conjecture. First, I think OP should at least understand what his/her question is asking.Second,when OP is saying he I can't even understand ...,What he/she is understanding from question? Does he/she knows what "Set","elements" or "p(A)" means?
- The question itself is about formulating a conjecture not proving it. And it can be formulated easily by writing down subsets of two or three arbitrary sets.
So why a question like this has gotten 3 answers by high-rep (>2000) users?
I know that this is a normal behavior of some users to answer questions that are lacking effort from OP, being unclear poorly formatted and etc. But I think this question is different case because this is not about understanding a simple concept or applying a simple theorem or using a definition. Here some users Wrote down some examples, guessed(conjecture) and even provided proof with explanation. I don't expect a question with this quality to be answered even in a math tutoring website.
My main concern is that if this trend continues. I think this encourages off-topic questions more than the time that homework tag existed. What can be done in order to stop it (beside down voting answers or leaving comment)?