Is the sentence below correct?

I would like you to help me with understanding this.

If it is right, then how is it different from the sentence below?

I would like you to help me understand this.

Thank you for your help very much. Any explanations will be appreciated.

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    The second one sounds more direct and the first one sounds more "polite" and "formal" because it's a little less direct. That is, in the first one, I would feel like the emphasis is on "understanding" while in the second, the emphasis would be on "me." – Teacher KSHuang Mar 17 '17 at 8:28
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    Let me put it this way: Either way, I think you would receive help, but are they exactly the same? No, I wouldn't say so. – Teacher KSHuang Mar 17 '17 at 8:31
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    @TeacherKSHuang Do you mean they are only different in how respectful it sounds? – Smart Humanism Mar 17 '17 at 10:15
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    Yes, exactly.........(sorry, just trying to hit the character minimum). – Teacher KSHuang Mar 17 '17 at 11:23
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    Hmmm, personally, I feel like anything could be construed as rude depending on context, tone of voice and, of course, the other person's own perception. What do you think? Had you heard the first one used in a context where you felt like it had been a little rude? – Teacher KSHuang Mar 20 '17 at 7:41

I am answering my own question. As Teacher KSHuang answered with the comments above, the two have almost the same meaning.

The only difference of the first sentence from the second is that it sounds a little bit more "polite" and "formal", as it states the request in a more indirect way. On the other hand, as for the second sentence, it is in more direct form so that it doesn't sound as "polite" and "formal".

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