flow chart


Definition of Flow Chart

  • A Flow Chart represents a sequence of operations or algorithms by using diagrams.

More about Flow Chart

  • It is advisable to draw a flow chart before writing a computer program.

Example of Flow Chart

  • See the following flow chart.

The flow chart shows the flow of data.
In the above flow chart, it shows the daily time table of a school boy.

Solved Example on Flow Chart

The flow chart shows the probability of getting a sum, which is a multiple of 5 when two dice are rolled. If Robert gets the sum as 8, according to the flow chart, what will Robert do next?

Choices:
A. Roll the dice again.
B. He subtracts 3 from 8 to proceed.
C. He adds 2 to 8 to proceed.
D. He gets the probability as 1/2.
Correct Answer: A
Solution:
Step 1: It is given that the flow chart shows the probability of getting a sum that is a multiple of 5 (5, 10, 15…).
Step 2: Robert gets the sum as 8, which is not a multiple of 5.
Step 3: So, Robert has to roll the dice again.

Related Terms for Flow Chart

  • Carroll Diagram
  • Scatter Diagram
  • Tree Diagram
  • Venn Diagram