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From a book:

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As far as I'm concerned, やさしい can mean either easy or gentle. However, the kanji used for each is different: 易しい and 優しい, respectively. That is, you wouldn't use 優しい in あの問題は優しい, right?

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This is almost certainly an erratum.

The Kojien dictionary explicitly mentions that the meaning of 'easy' is written as 易しい:

(「易しい」と書く) 簡単である。容易である。
今昔物語集10「―・しく手を斬らるるがつたなきなり」「―・い仕事」
わかりやすい。「―・い本」

Wikipedia agrees, for whatever that is worth. What book is this from?

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  • Sorry for the late response: books.google.com.mx/…. There's a digital index, click on "Opposites", and scroll down two pages from there.
    – Nameless
    Dec 23 '21 at 0:36

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