CBSE Class 8 Computer Science Algorithm Notes

Developing algorithm to solve particular problem
In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm is a step-by-step procedure for calculations. Algorithms are used for calculation, data processing, and automated reasoning.Algorithms resemble recipes. Recipes tell you how to accomplish a task by performing a number of steps.
For example, to bake a cake the steps are: preheat the
oven; mix flour, sugar, and eggs thoroughly; pour into a baking pan; and so forth.
Goals of Algorithm Study
• To develop framework for instructing computer to perform tasks
• To introduce notion of algorithm as means of specifying how to solve a problem
• To introduce and appreciate approaches for defining and solving very complex tasks in terms of simpler tasks;
Simple Questions based on Algorithm
Algorithm: Calling a friend on the telephone
Input: The telephone number of your friend.
Output: None

1. Pick up the phone and listen for a dial tone
2. Press each digit of the phone number on the phone
3. If busy, hang up phone, wait 5 minutes, jump to step 2
4. If no one answers, leave a message then hang up
5. If no answering machine, hang up and wait 2 hours, then jump to step 2
6. Talk to friend
7. Hang up phone
Algorithm to create Maggie noddle:

Step 1: Start
Step 2: Take pan with water
Step 3: Put pan on the burner
Step 4: Switch on the gas/burner
Step 5: Put magi and masala
Step 6: Give two minutes to boil
Step 7: Take off the pan
Step 8: Take out the magi with the help of fork/spoon
Step 9: Put the Maggi on the plate and serve it
Step 10: Stop.
Algorithm: To find (a + b)2=(a + b)* (a + b)
Input: Two numbers a and b.
Output: Result of (a + b)2

1. Take numbers a, b, c.
2. Input the values of a and b



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