Suppose someone is trying to solve some math problem and he has the right idea to attack it, but still need more time to figure out details.

When I want to encourage him, should I use "You are on the right path" or "You are on the right track"? Or maybe some other more common expressions?

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Out of these two, the second is definitely preferred, and super common. This is especially common from math professors =).


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