I am a mathematics student and not a native English speaker. There is something that has always been unclear to me. I am writing an essay right now and I want to construct the following sentence:
"This is best understood in the following way; when considering the kth product we can either choose to produce it or not."
Is the semicolon here correct?. I know for sure that I do not like the idea of placing a full stop there because it does not feel right. However, I am not sure at all if this is correct as it is. If anyone can correct me or confirm that it is correct that would be great.