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An algorithm is a set of precise instructions that, if followed, will solve a problem.

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Glossary

algorithm

A set of precise instructions which, if followed, will solve a problem.

solve

To find the answer or solution to a problem.

Full Glossary List

This question appears in the following syllabi:

SyllabusModuleSectionTopicExam Year
AQA A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)D1AlgorithmsSorting-
AQA A2 Further Maths 2017Discrete MathsAlgorithms and Graph Theory - ExtraSorting-
AQA AS/A2 Further Maths 2017Discrete MathsAlgorithms and Graph Theory - ExtraSorting-
Edexcel A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)D1AlgorithmsSorting-
Edexcel AS Further Maths 2017Decision Maths 1Algorithms and Graph TheorySorting-
Edexcel AS/A2 Further Maths 2017Decision Maths 1Algorithms and Graph TheorySorting-
OCR A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)D1AlgorithmsSorting-
OCR AS Further Maths 2017Discrete MathsAlgorithmsSorting-
OCR MEI AS Further Maths 2017Modelling with AlgorithmsSorting and PackingSorting-
OCR-MEI A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)D1AlgorithmsSorting-
Universal (all site questions)AAlgorithmsSorting-