The ratio between confirms that we're helping students learn much more than we are helping them cheat. The benefit of posting an answer that tackles concepts and walks the student through to the solution the discomfort of knowing that some kid just copied your answer to avoid having to work on a math problem on a Friday night.
So, to wrap this up, it all comes down to your personal view.
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In my opinion, this comes down to a short-term vs long-term impact view.
Socratic is not about one student's homework, or about how we could or could not be helping that student cheat on his assignment.Now, to your point about students looking at other solved questions for help - many are doing just that!Our community has helped upwards of 8 million students - and counting!As well as, students also make money by uploading their study material with question."Many thanks to professional staff at for providing me qualified help with my assignments.Our tutors are here so help, and also to advertise themselves.If you like someone's answers, you can speak to them about getting their private tutoring.Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.Visit Stack Exchange There are actually two factors involved here, one is on your end, and one over here on this website.If we manage to answer questions in such a way that would help students who are looking to learn, then we've got the part covered.The part about concepts being hard to understand - that's as relative of a concept as you'll ever see in education. Hard from the teacher's point of view, or hard from the student's?