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# Simplify vs. Solve

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Simplifyverb

(transitive) To make simpler, either by reducing in complexity, reducing to component parts, or making easier to understand.

Solveverb

To find an answer or solution to a problem or question; to work out.

Simplifyverb

To become simpler.

Solveverb

(mathematics) To find the values of variables that satisfy a system of equations and/or inequalities.

Simplifyverb

To make simple; to make less complex; to make clear by giving the explanation for; to show an easier or shorter process for doing or making.

‘The collection of duties is drawn to a point, and so far simplified.’; ‘It is important, in scientific pursuits, to be caitious in simplifying our deductions.’;

Solveverb

(mathematics) To algebraically manipulate an equation or inequality into a form that isolates a chosen variable on one side, so that the other side consists of an expression that may be used to generate solutions.

Simplifyverb

make simpler or easier or reduce in complxity or extent;

‘We had to simplify the instructions’; ‘this move will simplify our lives’;

Solvenoun

A solution; an explanation.

Solveverb

To explain; to resolve; to unfold; to clear up (what is obscure or difficult to be understood); to work out to a result or conclusion; as, to solve a doubt; to solve difficulties; to solve a problem.

‘True piety would effectually solve such scruples.’; ‘God shall solve the dark decrees of fate.’;

Solvenoun

A solution; an explanation.

Solveverb

find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of;

‘did you solve the problem?’; ‘Work out your problems with the boss’; ‘this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out’; ‘did you get it?’; ‘Did you get my meaning?’; ‘He could not work the math problem’;

Solveverb

find the solution;

‘solve an equation’; ‘solve for x’;

Solveverb

settle, as of a debt;

‘clear a debt’; ‘solve an old debt’;