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    Albert Einstein

    I tried to translate one of Einstein's quatations. Please, correct if there is any mistake.

    İf you ask me a question and give an hour, I spend 45 minutes in reading and understanding the question, 10 minutes in finding out the solution and the rest of the time I spend in solving it".

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    Re: Albert Einstein

    Quote Originally Posted by happys82 View Post
    I tried to translate one of Einstein's quatations. Please, correct if there is any mistake.

    İf you ask me a question and give me an hour, I spend 45 minutes in reading and understanding the question, 10 minutes in finding out the solution and the rest of the time I spend in solving it".
    I have made amendments to the grammar above. The only problem I have with it is that "finding out the solution" and "solving" are the same thing. Unless Einstein was trying to be funny, I think either the "10 minutes" or the "rest of the time" would have to say something else.

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    Re: Albert Einstein

    What about this?

    İf you ask me a question and give me an hour, I spend 45 minutes reading and understanding the question, 10 minutes finding out the ways of solution and the rest of the time I spend solving it".

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    Re: Albert Einstein

    Quote Originally Posted by happys82 View Post
    What about this?

    İf you ask me a question and give me an hour, I spend 45 minutes reading and understanding the question, 10 minutes finding out the ways of solution and the rest of the time I spend solving it".
    Maybe "...10 minutes working out how to solve it..."

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    Re: Albert Einstein

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Maybe "...10 minutes working out how to solve it..."
    Yes, now I think it's ok. Thanks a lot.

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