What is a Computer Algorithm? - Design, Examples & Optimization


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What is an algorithm?

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1. Which of the following concepts is closely related to Search algorithms?

2. A binary search algorithm begins at the _____ of a list.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

An algorithm is a sequence of unambiguous instructions for a computer, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of how algorithms are designed and types of algorithms. The questions will ask you to define key terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Computer programming
  • Definition of algorithm
  • Types of algorithms

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related programming lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as sequential and binary search algorithms
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding algorithms
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about algorithm optimization

Additional Learning

You should also review the accompanying lesson called What is a Computer Algorithm? - Design, Examples & Optimization. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the definition of algorithm
  • Understand how algorithms are designed
  • Differentiate types of algorithms