The word “algorithm” is derived from the name of Muhammed ibn-Musa Al-Khowarizmi. His name was Latinized as Al-Goritmi.  Europeans knew him by his last name, and there is a consonant shift in which ‘k’ sounds turn into ‘g’ sounds. He was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, and geographer, c. 780 – c. 850

An algorithm is a solution to a problem that meets the following criteria:

Example of a long division algorithm

What is a flowchart?

A flowchart is a type of diagram that represents an algorithm or process, showing the steps as boxes of various kinds, and their order by connecting them with arrows.

This illustrates a solution to a given problem. Flowcharts are used in analyzing, designing, documenting or managing a process or program in various fields. – Wikipedia

Here is an algorithm, and the corresponding flowchart.

How does cruise control work in a car? We can express the rules as a flowchart

What is an algorithm? The Bang Theory: The Friendship algorithm


Read an algorithm for geometrically drawing a cube. Create a flowchart for doing this.

Drawinghowtodraw.com: Draw-cubes-boxes

Read an algorithm for geometrically drawing an equilateral triangle. Create a flowchart for doing this

Design.tutsplus.com: Geometric-design-the-basics



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