Definition: Problem-solving procedures or formulas that guarantee a correct outcome, if correctly applied.

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Are a set of instructions for solving a problem or completing a process.

An equation that you follow in order to solve a problem.

A formula that you follow to get precise results each and every time.

Examples of Algorithms

Following the equation for the Pearson Correlation Coefficient

Following a set of directions to get to a friends house.

Following instructions on how to build a book shelf.

Recipes are algorithms for cooking

Completing a science experiment using the scientific method

Formulas such as the Pythagorean Theorem a^2+b^2=C^2

The quadratic formula

E=mc^2

Problems When Relying on Algorithms

Algorithms shouldn't always be relied upon, like in situations where format (websites, software) changes frequently. Directions may be useful tools but the ability to overcome problems that arise without a set of rules is much more beneficial.

Definition: Problem-solving procedures or formulas that guarantee a correct outcome, if correctly applied.## Quite Simply...

## Examples of Algorithms

## Problems When Relying on Algorithms

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