At the same time it connects itself with the second problem, how to attain in conjunction with the abstractly rational character of the absolute an explanation of actuality.
They can think abstractly and understand the form or structure of a mathematical problem.
Useful light is shed on this distinction by Lotze, who contrasts (Logic, § 273) postulates (" absolutely necessary assumptions without which the content of the observation with which we are dealing would contradict the laws of our thought") with hypotheses, which he defines as conjectures, which seek "to fill up the postulate thus abstractly stated by specifying the concrete causes, forces or processes, out of which the given phenomenon really arose in this particular case, while in other cases maybe the same postulate is to be satisfied by utterly different though equivalent combinations of forces or active elements."
Keep in mind these new found cognitive skills take time to fully develop, and you will continue to think both abstractly and concretely for years to come.
Tiered cakes can have round, square, rectangular, or abstractly shaped layers, and they can be stacked, arranged with pillars, or made in other styles.