Flowcharts are used in programming to diagram the path in which information is processed through a computer to obtain the desired results. Flowchart is a graphical representation of an algorithm . It makes use of symbols which are connected among them to indicate the flow of information and processing. It will show the general outline of how to solve a problem or perform a task. It is prepared for better understanding of the algorithm.
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An algorithm is a finite set of steps defining the solution of a particular problem. An algorithm is expressed in pseudocode - something resembling C language or Pascal, but with some statements in English rather than within the programming language.Developing an efficient algorithm requires lot of practice and skill. It must be noted that an efficient algorithm is one which is capable of giving the solution to the problem by using minimum resources of the system such as memory and processor’s time. Algorithm is a language independent, we ll structured and detailed. It will enable the programmer to translate into a computer program using any high-level language.