Ask More Questions


It’s very clear that asking more questions can help you understand better, but it’s not clear what that relationship looks like. I don’t think it’s exponential, as asking the 501st question doesn’t gain a TON more insight than the 500th question. It’s also difficult to depict a cubic shape, because that requires an inflection point and I have no idea where that might be. Does the 10th question gain the most information? The 50th? The 100th? It’s difficult to say. So I settled on a linear representation. This feels nice as each additional question does lead to more understanding and it’s not unreasonable to say that the marginal gain of understanding is relatively constant.

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