In my math question, I'm trying to show the progress I've made for solving the problem. But it includes some other user's idea. Should I specify where I got the idea from?

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    $\begingroup$ I can't think of much of a reason to not include sources. Can you? $\endgroup$ – davidlowryduda Mod Jul 24 '18 at 13:36
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    $\begingroup$ In theory, anything that helps users understand the question is good... but this can get out of hand, of course. Use your best judgement. $\endgroup$ – rschwieb Jul 24 '18 at 16:12
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    $\begingroup$ Yes. Get used to academic honesty about where your ideas come from. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Mod Jul 25 '18 at 7:49

Sure, always credit generously.


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