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What is an Algorithm?

by nikoo28
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Let us consider the problem of preparing an omelet. For preparing omelet, general steps we follow are:

1.>Get the frying pan.
2.>Get the oil.

->Do we have oil?

*If yes, put it in the pan.
*If no, do we want to buy oil?

#If yes, then go out and buy oil.
#If no, then we can terminate.

3.>Turn on the stove, etc…

What we are doing is, for a given problem (preparing an omelet), giving step by step procedure for solving it. Formal definition of an algorithm can be given as:-

An algorithm is the step-by-step instructions to solve a given problem.

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