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Try-angleRemember that the right angle for approaching a difficult problem is the "try-angle."

My comments:

This is a play on the word triangle, “tri” sounding the same as the word “try”.

When you try, you make an effort, of course. Hence the right way to approach problem solving is to try – to at least give it a try.

There are many angles from which one may look at a particular problem. To the speaker, the right angle is the try-angle. In other words, he believes that so long as we are willing to try, we’ll have a chance. If we are not willing to give it a try, we won’t ever get problems solved no matter what good angles from which we look at them.

Good thinking it is too.

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