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Looking at this question, although there are many similar examples out there. I don't see that questions like this add value here, as they tend to be uninteresting for anybody who doesn't have the same assignment or isn't making the same mistake. These questions often are answerable by some of the engineers here, which helps the OP but then in turn encourages more questions of the same flavor.

Is there a consensus about the acceptability (or lack thereof) of such questions here?

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    $\begingroup$ Happy to discuss this again, so not closing as a duplicate, but we have discussed this already: aviation.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2931/… and aviation.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/394/… $\endgroup$ – Jamiec Feb 8 at 8:57
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    $\begingroup$ As you can see from the questions linked above, and the answer below, the general consensus is that the right sort of homework questions are fine. In that vein, please avoid borderline unfriendly comments such as "This is not a do your homework site!". If you don't want to answer them that is fine, just move on. $\endgroup$ – Jamiec Feb 10 at 13:09
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I don't see much of a problem with this kind of questions, apart from that I prefer to see formulas in mathjax rather than photocopy.

The author shows that he has quite a good level of understanding of the topic and tried to solve that problem by himself.

This kind of questions give an opening to explain fundamental theory, and perhaps mix in some practical advice (like this answer from Peter Kämpf). That is valuable to more people than just the OP.

What is not acceptable to me is when people have the audacity to post a photo of their homework question and ask us to write the answer, without showing any effort themselves.

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  • $\begingroup$ Re: What is not acceptable to me is when people have the audacity (...) -- what is the suggestion, close the topic? $\endgroup$ – ymb1 Mar 12 at 16:21
  • $\begingroup$ @ymb1 what do you mean? Close the question in such case? Yes $\endgroup$ – DeltaLima Mar 12 at 16:51

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