# Writing solutions

To all Brilliant users,

I would like to ask if there is a proper way to write solutions. Many awesome solution writers have received many upvotes because their solutions are just wonderful. Are there any specific keywords to use, like 'We have'? I would appreciate it if anyone could also make a full, separate post of this. I trust that it would be extremely useful. One more point, I find myself repeating the same words over and over again when writing my solution.

Thanks so much.

Victor

Note by Victor Loh
4 years, 9 months ago

MarkdownAppears as
*italics* or _italics_ italics
**bold** or __bold__ bold
- bulleted- list
• bulleted
• list
1. numbered2. list
1. numbered
2. list
Note: you must add a full line of space before and after lists for them to show up correctly
paragraph 1paragraph 2

paragraph 1

paragraph 2

[example link](https://brilliant.org)example link
> This is a quote
This is a quote
    # I indented these lines
# 4 spaces, and now they show
# up as a code block.

print "hello world"
# I indented these lines
# 4 spaces, and now they show
# up as a code block.

print "hello world"
MathAppears as
Remember to wrap math in $$...$$ or $...$ to ensure proper formatting.
2 \times 3 $$2 \times 3$$
2^{34} $$2^{34}$$
a_{i-1} $$a_{i-1}$$
\frac{2}{3} $$\frac{2}{3}$$
\sqrt{2} $$\sqrt{2}$$
\sum_{i=1}^3 $$\sum_{i=1}^3$$
\sin \theta $$\sin \theta$$
\boxed{123} $$\boxed{123}$$

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Well, my solution in this problem somehow earned me an amazing 85 upvotes, the most I've ever seen in Brilliant!

- 4 years, 9 months ago

Make that 86!

- 4 years, 9 months ago

The link isn't working 0.o its https://brilliant.org/community-problem/which-of-these-gargantuan-numbers-is-bigger/?group=TbvILRFfczxE

- 4 years, 9 months ago

You can view my Solution writing notes, which covers a very wide range of what makes a good solution.

There is nothing wrong with repeating the same words over and over again (This is not an English class).

Staff - 4 years, 8 months ago

Just keep it short and sweet...For eg. check out my solution for Unbalanced Maximum. I kept it really short, and this might be the reason that I received 55 upvotes for this solution.

- 4 years, 9 months ago

I wanted to know how can we see the number of upvotes to our solutions....the total number of upvotes on all my solutions is shown in the feed...but i can't see how many upvotes are there on a particular solution........

- 4 years, 9 months ago

it was 55 upvotes few weeks ago (when brilliant made it such that we cannot view our own upvotes)

- 4 years, 9 months ago

now the upvotes are visible.....looks like they've fixed it

- 4 years, 8 months ago

yes

- 4 years, 8 months ago

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