# Problem Solving And Program Design

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### What is an algorithm?

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Set of instruction steps to solve a given problem.

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Series of solutions to assist in solving a problem.

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Instructions given to identify a problem and solve it.

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The programming language that is use to implement a program.

A. Set of instruction steps to solve a given problem.
Explanation
An algorithm is a set of instruction steps that are designed to solve a specific problem. It is a systematic approach that provides a clear and logical sequence of operations to be followed in order to achieve the desired outcome. Algorithms are used in various fields such as mathematics, computer science, and problem-solving in general. They serve as a blueprint for solving complex problems by breaking them down into smaller, more manageable steps. By following the instructions provided by an algorithm, one can effectively solve a given problem.

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### The algorithm you develop to solve a problem or task can be divided into ________, _______.

three,steps
Explanation
The algorithm to solve a problem or task can be divided into three steps. These steps are the sequential actions or instructions that need to be followed in order to achieve the desired outcome. By breaking down the algorithm into three steps, it becomes easier to understand and implement the solution. Each step builds upon the previous one, leading to a systematic approach towards problem-solving.

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### Algorithm can be written as narrative and also as a pseudocode.

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True

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False

A. True
Explanation
This statement is true because an algorithm can indeed be written as a narrative or as pseudocode. Writing an algorithm as a narrative involves describing the steps and logic in plain language, while writing it as pseudocode involves using a combination of natural language and programming language-like syntax to outline the steps of the algorithm. Both approaches serve the purpose of providing a clear and understandable representation of the algorithm's logic and flow.

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### The Top-down design is the method is being used to break down a problem into smaller parts.

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True

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False

A. True
Explanation
The top-down design is indeed a method used to break down a problem into smaller parts. It involves starting with the overall problem and then breaking it down into subproblems or smaller components. This approach allows for a systematic and organized way of problem-solving, where the main problem is tackled by addressing its individual parts. By breaking down the problem, it becomes more manageable and easier to understand, leading to a more effective solution. Therefore, the statement "The Top-down design is the method being used to break down a problem into smaller parts" is true.

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