Computer Science: An Overview: Global Edition (12th Edition)

Published by Pearson Higher Education
ISBN 10: 1292061162
ISBN 13: 978-1-29206-116-0

Chapter 5 - Algorithms - Section 5.1 - The Concept of an Algorithm - Questions & Exercises - Page 221: 2


Some Examples of Algorithems

Work Step by Step

-In the introductory chapter we cited algorithms for playing music, operating washing machines, constructing models, and performing magic tricks, as well as the Euclidean algorithm. -Many of the “algorithms” you meet in everyday life fail to be algorithms according to our formal definition. -The example of the long-division algorithm was cited in the text. -Another is the algorithm executed by a clock that continues to advance its hands and ring its chimes day after day.
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