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    Discerning Between Symptoms and Real Problems

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    Problem solving and decision making rely on being able to discern between symptoms and the real problem. What is a symptom? What is a problem? How are they different? What is the definition of 'a problem'? - minimum 250 words.

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    Symptoms are factors that contribute to forming a problem. They are comprised of small issues that may or may not be related which build up to a point together where they create a situation that is complicated in nature. This is what is called a problem. It is a situation that is not only complicated but which may not have an easy solution readily available. Problems can arise from either internal or ...

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    The solution discerns between symptoms and the real problem.