Questions:

  1. Why are computers good at sorting?    [Answer]

  2. What is a "hand"?   [Answer]

  3. Is it better to have an algorithm that solves a specific problem or a class of problems? Why?   [Answer]

  4. Determine whether the following statements represent a class of problems or a specific problem. For statements that represent a specific problem, reword the statement to make it represent a class of problems.   [Answer]
    1. Finding the name "Barry" on a student role
    2. Sorting numbers in ascending order
    3. Finding the largest number in the set {2, 3, 6, 9}
    4. Ordering a hand of playing cards from highest to lowest