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    Solution to or solution of?

    Do both prepositions "to" and "of" work with "solution"?

    The solution to your problem is an easy one.
    Can anyone tell me what the solution of this problem is.

    If I say
    What is the solution of this problem?
    What is the solution to this problem?

    Do both have the same meaning?
    Are both grammatically correct?
    Which one is more common and natural among the native speakers?

    Aamir the Global Citizen

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    English Teacher
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    Re: Solution to or solution of?

    They both work. It depends on your use of the word solution.

    What's the solution to the problem? (the answer to the problem)

    He won 10,000 for the solution of the maths problem. (the solving of the problem)

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