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3. What is a flowchart

A flowchart is a diagram that shows the breakdown of a task or system into all of the necessary steps.


Each step is represented by a symbol. Connecting arrows show the step-by-step progression through the task.

Have a look at the diagram above. It shows the process of ordering a burger.

There is a clear start, a series of steps, a clear direction of flow and a clear end or finish point.

This is a very simple flowchart. For some tasks or systems, the flowchart can be very complex and detailed.


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