Coming up with a partial solution can be a great way to breakdown a complex problem.

Sometimes the partial solution becomes part of your final solution.

Sometimes a partial solution helps you explore the more complex problem so that you can apply other problem-solving strategies.

Sometimes the partial solution is enough. The original problem still exists, but now you can live with it.

A partial solution is usually better than no solution.

See the problem-solving checklist for more ideas about solving problems.