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Questions tagged [solution-verification]

For discussions about posts which ask for verification of OP's solution or proof.

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"Is this correct?" Questions

Recently, I have seen a lot of questions that essentially ask, "Is this proof correct?" or "Can you verify my work is correct?" like this one. Often, especially when the asker's work is in fact ...
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(solution-verification) tag

When I was checking what appeared among newly created tags, I've noticed solution-verification. It was probably created here. This tag seems perhaps somewhat similar to proof-writing, see the ...
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Questions that Ask to Verify Solution to Problem

Is it okay to ask questions where you give the solution and ask people to review it to see if it is correct?
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Would a tag for "check-my-proof" questions be useful?

I am aware that it is probably better not to have too many meta-tags such as homework, soft-question, big-list or reference-request. Despite of this I'd like to ask other MSE users, whether they would ...
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What to do with a "check/simplify my proof" type question?

After doing reading on the meta I have come to realise that asking for a verification of a proof is not necessarily a good idea. Among other reasons, it has a fair chance to be left without an answer. ...
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Mathematical Proofs

Is this the proper site to ask about the correctness of one's proof? The proofs I would intend on asking questions about are elementary mathematics proofs such as a proof about infinitely many primes, ...
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Best way of asking "check my proof" questions

I am trying to learn proof based math on my own and once I construct a proof, I often have a gut feeling that it's not airtight. What is the best way of asking such questions? My findings till now: ...
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Is it OK to ask whether my proof/solution is correct if I don't have any particular doubts?

Say I've proven a theorem or found a solution to a problem. I'm close to being sure that my proof or solution is fine. However, I'm not entirely confident in my jugdement. Maybe I'm new to the topic, ...
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Are "please check my proof" type of questions proper?

I am investigating a somewhat obscure area of number theory. Can I post a proposition and a complete proof and ask people to check it?
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How should I deal with asking questions in which I just want to have my work checked?

I have read this question and its answers, but it seems that no community consensus was made, and the only answer given doesn't really discuss verification. My question is whether I should include ...
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