# How to Write a Solution to a Formulaic Algorithm Problem in English

In computer science and math, an algorithm is a discrete, ordered series of computer-implemented instructions, usually to solve a mathematical problem or to do a certain computation. It may be a prescribed sequence, or it may allow some “free-riding” of execution in which the solution to a partial problem is known to the programmer beforehand so that he can do the computation as soon as possible without having to recursion. Algorithms are used in many areas of programming such as search engine optimization (SEO), computer programming, database management systems (DMS), wireless networks and devices, medical and information technology, retail programs, and Web sites. In these applications, the algorithm serves as a precise and repeatable way of performing operations that are necessary to achieve and accomplish the objectives of the particular application.

An Algorithm, as defined by Wikipedia, is “A collection of logically ordered (or ordered) processes and systems used to achieve some goal”. An algorithm is usually defined using higher-order concepts such as formulation, design, and implementation. Programmers usually uses algorithms to achieve some goal or achieve a level of efficiency and performance. For example, if you want to draw a line from one point to another, you can consider using a set of algorithms to follow those steps, or a series of algorithms to draw a line from one point to the next, and so on and so forth.

A programmer can implement an algorithm using any programming language, but for ease of discussion, let’s use Python, so we can define an algorithm in Python. An algorithm is a program or a series of steps written in a programming language such as Python code, that when executed results in output that is dependent on the inputs given at the time the algorithm was written. Let us take the simple example of the English alphabet. When the person writing the English alphabet to be used creates each letter, it is called an alphabetic.

Now let’s take our English alphabet example and translate it to a series of Python code. We will create a Python script that will run our alphabet string through each letter of the English alphabet and generate the name of the word based on the first occurrence of the letter of each letter. The code we will use to do this is a for loop that will be used until the string is finished. After all the words are generated, we will repeat the process with the next letter in the alphabet and so on. This can be done for each and every letter in the English alphabet.

The next thing we will do in Python code is to determine which letter is the first occurrence of each of the letters in the alphabet. To do this, we can use a while loop. We start by writing the letters in order from the most common to the least common. After the for loop, we do the following:

For each of the letters in the English alphabet, we write the following to the computer: if the letter is a space, skip to the next letter, else list the letter that we are moving to. If the letter we are moving to is not a space, then move to the next letter. For each of the words that we have written, we add one to the end of the string that was generated by our alphabetical algorithm. Once all of the words for which we need the name are listed, we delete the word that we are moving to the beginning of the next list. We then repeat the algorithm again with the next letter in the alphabet.

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