# Algorithm

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An algorithm is a series of specific steps used to complete a task. Though the term has been around for centuries and can refer to any formalized instruction set or logic sequence, it is now typically used to identify the formula or logical flow that is the basis for computer programs.^{[1]}

## Resources[edit]

Khan Academy on algorithms^{[2]}

See Also: algorithmic trading

## References[edit]

- ↑ How algorithms rule the world. The Guardian.
- ↑ Algorithms. Khan Academy.