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

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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: 4


There are two points here.

Work Step by Step

The first is that the instructions define a non terminating process. In reality, however, the process will ultimately reach the state in which there are no coins in your pocket. In fact, this might be the starting state. -At this point the problem is that of ambiguity. The algorithm, as represented, does not tell us what to do in this situation.
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