What is an algorithm?  Essentially, it is a recipe or a general way to accomplish some task.

Take a look at an of the resources discussing algorithms listed below:

Ted Talk

More resources about this talk can be found on the TED-Ed "What's an Algorithm?" page.

Khan Academy

More resources about this concept can be found on the Khan Academy Introduction to Algorithms page.

How Stuff Works

"What is a Computer Algorithm?" from How Stuff Works: Tech.

The Algorithm Design Manual

The Algorithm Design Manual: Text by Steven S. Skien.  Focus on Chapter 1, Introduction to Algorithm Design.

In the next section, you are presented with a way to create passwords that look random but are easy to remember.  Have fun thinking like a computational genius!

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