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1. Algorithms

This section takes a closer look at pseudocode - one of the techniques used to describe an algorithm. As a reminder, the definition of an algorithm is shown below.


Algorithm - is a list of step-by-step instructions that, when followed, will solve a problem.

There are various ways of documenting an algorithm. They include:

  • Flowcharts
  • Pseudocode

In this section we will cover pseudocode, and how it is used in putting together algorithms.

This section assumes that you are already familiar with most of the terms used, such as 'operators' and 'variables'. If you haven't read those sections yet, go ahead and do it now.