Recently I posted this Creative Problem Solving on Facebook, asking for potential answers:
If one man has three sacks of rice on his back; and another man has four sacks on his back, which of them has the heavier load? Why?
Very interesting answers/ posts I received! Among which includes:
The model answer I have is: The first man has the heavier load because he carries three sacks full of rice, whereas the second man carry only sacks (no mentioned of items inside).
Nevertheless, in creativity and problem solving, there is no right answer. In fact the answers that everyone posted are correct too. Every answer is suitable at different context.
In creativity problem solving, it's called perspectives. When a problem is faced, it is advisable to look at various angles to find possible solutions. With those possibilities, we can then choose the best solution, given at that point of time and context. Mind you that, should similar problem persists on another occasion, it could even require a different solution!
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