Often the best way to understand a problem is to draw pictures. Pictures often provide
us with a more complete idea of the situation than a series of short word or phrases
can. However, pictures combined with text provide an extremely powerful tool for
communication and problem solving. Algorithms can be developed more quickly when a
flow chart is built to represent such an algorithm. Flowcharts need less effort to
understand then an algorithm.
What is a flowchart?
A flowchart is a graphical representation of the operations involved in a data processing
Symbols are used to represent particular operations or data
Flow lines indicate the sequence of operations (Top to down sequence).
Terminal (Start or Stop of program flow)
Input / Output operation
Process to be performed
Decision / Comparison Operation
Note that one arrow goes in, two go out.
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