# Is a tentative solution to a scientific problem is an estimate?

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Dec 5, 2016

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#### Explanation:

You could also call it a $\text{first approximation}$. Most problems in science and engineering are solved like this. Got a problem? Make an informed guess. Extend the result. Is the solution approximately true? Take a 2nd approximation. Is it getting closer? And so on.