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Bassem Ibrahim👨‍💻🇪🇬 Author

Thanks, Carson. Yeaah I agree with you. I just have to man up and solve as much as I can.

I find myself wasting a bunch of time on some problems tho. What do you think is better taking my time and ending up with my solution or just look at people's solutions for help to save time.

I mean committing to a hard challenge could take all day, Looking at the solution and figuring the idea out won't

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Carson Sturtevant

Give the problem a fair shot. Get out your notebook/whiteboard and draw it out. Trying to work through it in your head is tough. Also interviewers will appreciate seeing your thought process visually.

If you get to a point where you are totally stuck and have sunk a bunch of time into it then consider looking at others solutions and try to really understand it.

There isn't one right away to approach it so its up to you to figure out what your balance is. With time you'll be better at solving them and thus more prepared for your interviews!

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Bassem Ibrahim👨‍💻🇪🇬 Author

Thanks, Carson.