Can asking a question that has an answer in another question result in being duplicate?

For example, imagine someone wants to ask if the recipe in this website is really original or not.

He tries to ask, but none of suggested questions tend to ask this exact question.

But there's an answer that is speaking about the same matter he wants to ask.

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    This would probably vary between sites. – Mast Nov 10 at 17:00
  • Relevant discussion: meta.stackexchange.com/a/356135/776523 – zcoop98 Nov 10 at 17:59
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    Yes, you should absolutely search in answers too. The point of the dupe system is to get people to the answers that solve their problem, the question doesn't have to be an exact match. – jonrsharpe Nov 10 at 18:05
  • Not the best example, but: "Note that if the answers found on a duplicate question apply to your question as well, they are still considered to be duplicate.". Source: meta.stackexchange.com/a/341814/282094 --- Note that a question (here, on MSE) can be a duplicate even if it has no answers; and an entirely different (even a completely opposite) question can be a duplicate if one of the many dozens of answers is actually an answer to what you ask - that isn't always received as particularly helpful. – Rob Nov 10 at 18:40
  • Perhaps provide (edit your question, not here in comments) some counterexamples where two completely different questions have the same answer (e.g. two different contexts where the context for the answer is given by the question). – P.Mort. - forgot Clay Shirky_q Nov 10 at 21:44