# Flowchart Help with Homework Equations

• Ronaldo95163
In summary: That's reasonable, but I agree w/ Mark that it glosses over the real workings. It is one thing if you use a high-level language loop control that pretty much mimics that box, but if you are writing full loop control in, say, assembly language, your flowchart will not reflect what the code really looks like and may confuse you if things go wrong and you have to debug it.
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## Homework Statement

Given in the picture below, part c

## The Attempt at a Solution

I attempted it with a flowchart shown in the pic below as well. Not sure if what I did was correct though

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Ronaldo95163 said:

## Homework Statement

Given in the picture below, part c

## The Attempt at a Solution

I attempted it with a flowchart shown in the pic below as well. Not sure if what I did was correct though
Overall it looks OK to me, but I don't remember ever seeing a flowchart symbol to represent a for loop. Is that something you've been taught? There is a lot that goes on in a for loop that gets glossed over with such a symbol, such as the initialization of the loop counter variable, the test to get out of the loop, and the incrementing of the loop counter.

Our teacher showed us it as an automatic counter box, The left most value represents the starter value, the right most represents the amount to increment by each time, the top most is the variable and the bottom most is the value to end at

Ronaldo95163 said:
Our teacher showed us it as an automatic counter box, The left most value represents the starter value, the right most represents the amount to increment by each time, the top most is the variable and the bottom most is the value to end at

That's reasonable, but I agree w/ Mark that it glosses over the real workings. It is one thing if you use a high-level language loop control that pretty much mimics that box, but if you are writing full loop control in, say, assembly language, your flowchart will not reflect what the code really looks like and may confuse you if things go wrong and you have to debug it.

.As a scientist, it's great to see that you are using a flowchart to help with your homework equations. Flowcharts can be a helpful tool for organizing and visualizing your problem-solving process. However, it's important to make sure that the flowchart accurately represents the steps you need to take to solve the problem.

In this case, it looks like your flowchart is missing a few key steps. For example, it's not clear how you are determining the value of "a" in part c. Also, it's important to include any necessary calculations or algebraic manipulations in your flowchart.

One suggestion would be to first identify the given information and unknown variables, and then use the appropriate equations to solve for the unknown. It may also be helpful to label each step in your flowchart to clearly show the process you are using.

In addition to using a flowchart, it's always a good idea to double check your work and make sure your final answer makes sense in the context of the problem. Keep up the good work and keep practicing with flowcharts to improve your problem-solving skills!

## 1. What is a flowchart?

A flowchart is a visual representation of a process or algorithm, using symbols and arrows to show the sequence of steps and decisions.

## 2. How can a flowchart help with homework equations?

A flowchart can help break down complex equations into smaller, more manageable steps. By visually representing the process, it can also help identify errors and make problem solving easier.

## 3. What are the basic symbols used in a flowchart?

The basic symbols used in a flowchart include a rectangle for a process or task, a diamond for a decision or condition, a parallelogram for input or output, and arrows to show the flow of steps.

## 4. Can a flowchart be used for all types of equations?

Yes, a flowchart can be used for any type of equation or problem, as long as the process can be broken down into sequential steps and decisions.

## 5. Are there any limitations to using flowcharts for homework equations?

While flowcharts can be a helpful tool, they may not be suitable for every type of problem. Some equations may be too complex to be represented in a flowchart, and it may not be the most efficient method for solving certain types of equations.

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