Recently I edited and bumped this question; I thought it was interesting and it had garnered no attention in over two years. I wasn't able to solve it, but I mentioned I solved a problem with a similar, though not identical, condition as in the problem statement. However, a few days afterwards, another user posted a full solution to the original problem. Their solution doesn't really use my methods at all, so I'm wondering:
- In this case, where the full answer doesn't use methods from the partial answer, should I delete my partial answer?
- Would this change if the full answer used a technique from a partial answer?
- Would this change if the question were asked recently and hadn't been ignored for some time?