An algorithm is a detailed series of instructions for carrying out an operation or solving a problem.
Technically, computers use algorithms to list the detailed instructions for carrying out an operation. For example, to compute an employee’s paycheck, the computer uses an algorithm. To accomplish this task, appropriate data must be entered into the system. In terms of efficiency, various algorithms are able to accomplish operations or problem solving easily and quickly.
In a non-technical approach, we use algorithms in everyday tasks, such as a recipe to bake a cake.
Algorithms are commonly used for data processing, calculation and other related computer and mathematical operations.
Algorithm is what puts science in the computer science