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Questions that ask for a mathematical/formal model of an intuitive concept or task

Use this tag for questions where the OP is asking a "how to model" question.

You should provide a reasonably clear and complete informal description of the task or concept you want a mathematical model for. Try to break your problem to parts and ask them one at a time. Don't ask a very-high level question, break it to reasonable parts and try to explain as mathematically as possible. Think clearly about what you want, and try to answer your question yourself before asking it on cstheory, explain what you have tried or found and why they are not satisfying. Do your homework, don't ask others to do what is your job.

Check this meta-discussion for further requirements and recommendations.

The questions must satisfy the general requirements for being in the scope of cstheory as explained in the FAQ.

The related meta-discussion is here.