Can I say: "You can apply this method to like types of problems". If not, why?
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Short answer: Yes.
Like can be an adjective:
- attributive (of a person or thing) having similar qualities or characteristics to another person or thing.
‘I responded in like manner’
‘the grouping of children of like ability together’
However, depending on your audience, I would probably be inclined to use similar instead, just because I think it's more common and less (potentially) confusing.