When I learned mathematics at school and at college, various concepts and techniques were taught. The most powerful, and perhaps the most useful, was calculus. We learned a little about symmetry, but it was not regarded as powerful or useful; discussions of symmetry were more like "look at the pretty flower". I only realised much later that symmetry could be used to solve problems. Here are some problems that can be solved using symmetry.
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