Invitation to Computer Science 8th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1337561916
ISBN 13: 978-1-33756-191-4

Chapter 3 - Exercises - Page 140: 4c


The first algorithm provides a clear and easy way to follow an algorithm. The second one is a result of more in-depth thinking and allows us to find the result in a single step. --- Although the first algorithm leads us to the correct result and it is very easy to understand and implement, the second one saves us a huge amount of time. It is superior to the first one in terms of elegance and efficiency. It is an example of how valuable the time we spend on developing more efficient algorithms is. Just by applying logic to a task, we can find a shortcut like this which saves us a lot of time. We could say they are both quite equal in terms of clarity.

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