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What is an algorithm anyhow?

An algorithm is just any method for arriving at the answer to a problem. It doesn't have to be a computer problem, either. A method for finding your cat to bring him to the vet or finding your way through a cornfield maze is just as much an algorithm as a method to find all the palindromes in a word.

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Take a look at the simple algorithm provided here and hit Save & Submit Code when you understand it and why it's an algorithm.

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An algorithm is just any set of steps to arrive at the solution to a problem. This algorithm solves the problem of printing "cat" to the console 5 times.

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