simple answer to that complicated question

novar

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Can I say these in English?
There may be a simple answer to that complicated question, but I can't figure it out.
There may be a simple answer to that complicated question, but I can't find it.
 

GoesStation

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I think you're more likely to hear "figure it out" than "find it".
 

Barb_D

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And I would have said a "simple solution" and "figure it out"
OR
A "simple answer" and "find it."
 

Tdol

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Or work it out.
 
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