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At the risk of seeming a bit hard-nosed; there is always the option of downvoting answers to blatant homework/examination questions. I certainly have done for egregious examples in the past and will be doing so more liberally in future, especially as we move into "exam season". You should also flag a complete answer to a closed homework question ...


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Many of the questions that get closed on our site consist purely of the text (or an image) of a homework assignment, with no attempt by the OP to explain what concept relating to the assignment they need help with, or any thoughts on how they've tried to attack the problem. Some of us call such questions "homework dumps". On the Mathematics stack, ...


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You can reference material from other answers, even answers on the same page that were submitted after your answer, but you do need to give proper attribution. Eg, As [userX mentions](link_to_their_answer), we also need to consider ... There's no need to repeat everything that userX said, since readers can just click the link & read it for themselves. ...


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Something being useful in general does not mean it belongs here. CPR training is a very good thing to provide, if you are qualified to. But I think we can all agree this is not something that we should be doing here. Good-quality derivations of canonical HS problems is a good thing in general. But this does not automatically mean we should be doing it here. ...


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