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Creating Flowcharts© 2012 Project Lead The Way, Inc.Principles of Engineering
DefinitionA flowchart is a schematic representationof an algorithm or a process.
Parts of a FlowchartStart/endProcessInput/outputDecisionArrowsDisplay
Start/EndShape is a rounded rectangleStart is required of all flow chartsSome flow charts may not have an END
ProcessShape is rectangularProcess involves the action or the verbpart of the flowchartExamples includeAdd 1Turn the motor onTurn the light offRotate the part
Input/OutputShape is a parallelogramIndicates that manual operation is neededExamples includeType in the weightCheck the balanceTime the operation
DecisionShape is a rhombusOutcome is either yes or noExamples includeIs this number larger than10?Does the weight meetspecifications?Has the count beenreached?
ArrowsArrows indicate the flow of the chart.Arrows are drawn from the output of oneblock to the input of another.Only one arrow can represent outputs.
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