How do algorithms work?

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I want to know how algorithms work. And not just that. How does the computer know what to do with an algorithm? Is there a continuous steam of algorithms to make an algorithm work?

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An algorithm is basically just a process. Like a baking recipe describes a series of actions to create a cake, an algorithm is a process to achieve an end result.

> How does the computer know what to do with an algorithm?

Computers don’t “know” things and they don’t really “think” in the way humans do. Computers take binary values and perform mathematic operations on them, that is all. The concept of algorithms is an abstraction to allow the use of those binary calculations to achieve certain tasks.