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Unformatted text preview: actually implemented that the desired function of that device is taken into account to insure the desired outcome. For example, a set of computer codes could mean completely things when entered in to an Apple computer or an IBM. 3. With algorithms assuming that a certain set of procedures is followed, an outcome is guaranteed. However with heuristics, even if specific procedures are followed, a specific outcome cannot be guaranteed; rather the desired solution is guided towards. Algorithms are best known in the world of mathematics because regardless of how the numbers are moved around, a 5 will always equal 5 and 3 will always equal 3. 5 + 3 will always equal 8 because the procedure of addition guarantees this. However, with games of strategy or sports, simply being very good, or possessing a certain amount of skill can never guarantee a victory, because regardless how well you play the game, your opponents skill level could undermine your win....
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