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I want to know does any other one can delete a user's answer?

and if Yes, How much reputation is needed?

delete directly? or vote to delete?

I think the question is more important than answers. So 10k or moderators need to have the privilege to delete answers.

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Yes.

10000 Vote to delete closed questions, access to moderation tools

20000 Vote to delete negatively voted answers and stronger question deletion votes

I also think users with above 10k or moderators can delete other's answers too. Some moderator or 10k user needs to confirm.

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Yes, I also think that is unreasonable. the question is more important than answers. So 10k or moderators need to have the privilege to delete answers. –  Roy1 Mar 4 '11 at 9:04
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@Roy: But questions need to be closed first. That's already where it gets established that the question shouldn't be here. –  sth Mar 4 '11 at 10:28

From reputation section of the Stack Overflow FAQ:

2000 Edit other people’s posts, vote to approve or reject suggested edits

3000 Vote to close, reopen, or migrate any questions

10000 Vote to delete closed questions, access to moderation tools

20000 Vote to delete negatively voted answers and stronger question deletion votes

These are all "vote to delete" conditions which requires other users to agree and vote before action is taken (5 votes). Moderators ♦ are the only people that can directly and immediately delete content.

For more info, please see the Vote to Close and Moderator Tools privilege information pages.

Posts can also be removed if a post is flagged as spam or offensive repetitively.

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