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    Figure out, Solve and Fix

    Hi teachers,

    I'd like to know how to use figure out, I always hear people say "to figure out the problem", is it same as "to solve the problem" or "to fix the problem"? Please advise! Thanks a lot!



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    Re: Figure out, Solve and Fix

    I would more say:
    "Try to find out where the problem is."
    The machine does not work, figure it out!
    Think about it and search for a solution!

    "Solve" and "fix" seem to be a "level" higher in my opinion.
    After you figure it out, you can fix/solve it.

    But I'm not a teacher...



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