Definition of

# Algorithm

An Algorithm is a step-by-step solution.

It is like a cooking recipe for mathematics.

Example: one algorithm for adding two digit numbers is "add the units, add the tens and combine the answers"

Long Division is another example of an algorithm: when you follow the steps you get the answer.

"Algorithm" is named after the 9th century Persian mathematician Al-Khwarizmi.

It is like a cooking recipe for mathematics.

Example: one algorithm for adding two digit numbers is "add the units, add the tens and combine the answers"

Long Division is another example of an algorithm: when you follow the steps you get the answer.

"Algorithm" is named after the 9th century Persian mathematician Al-Khwarizmi.