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Problem Solving and Algorithm Design Chapter 6 Chapter 6 is the first chapter in the programming layer. In Chap- ters 2 and 3 we have covered the basic information necessary for understanding a computing system, including number systems and how to represent different types of information in a computer. In Chapters 4 and 5 we have covered the hardware components of a computer. Now the emphasis changes from what a computer system is to how to use one. In this chapter we examine ways to solve problems and how to
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Unformatted text preview: write the solutions (algorithms) in a shorthand called pseudocode . These pseudocode solutions are like recipes. Just as a recipe is a set of instructions for cooking a particular food dish, a pseudocode algorithm is a set of instructions for how to solve a particular problem. In subsequent chapters in this layer, we cover translating a pseudocode solution into a programming language that can be run on a computer. 141...
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