# Where to post math questions?

I routinely see posts here where a math question was locked and closed rather than answered, because it's "math".

But many math formulas don't directly translate into code, and they certainly don't take advantage of built-in, optimized routines.

So where exactly should a Unity programmer ask math questions, so as not to offend the moderators?

**Answer** by ShadyProductions
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Jun 01, 2018 at 09:07 PM

Probably the unity forums or stack overflow would be the best.

**Answer** by Bunny83
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Jun 01, 2018 at 10:39 PM

I moved your question into the META space, as this is what the META space is for ^^.

Though your question is a bit vague. If the question is a "pure" math question that isn't directly related to Unity it simply doesn't belong here. By pure math i mean that you have problems solving a math problem. In other words you don't know what mathematical expression / formula you need to achieve your goal.

However if you have a mathematical problem, you know how to solve it but you don't know how to implement it in code it may be a different story. If it's just about finding the right function in System.Math (or Unity's Mathf) class it's basically a too trivial question. In this case you may want to post it in the Help Room where you can post questions where you specifically need help with a particular problem you have in Unity.

Do not present your question as a "math question" but concentrate on the actual problem you want to solve. So explain the problem briefly and if you already know an algorithm / equation / formula which may solve your problem you should mention it (maybe include a link). Finally include your current approach that you have a problem with.

UnityAnswers is not meant as a dropbox for problems and have them auto-solved by others. Programmers are problem solvers, that's it ^^. That's what programming is all about. Finding a solution for a certain problem. Always concentrate on the actual problem and do not get locked on a particular approach. We had already tons of "strange" questions where the asker got lost in a solution he thought would work. Without including the actual top / final goal it's really difficult to help people.

So you never should have a math problem for UnityAnswers. You usually have an actual problem in your game / application which may involve math. So focus on the problem and not on the math.

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