Divide and Conquer (continued)

EXAMPLE - SHAMPOOING is

  1. Wet your hair
  2. Lather your hair
  3. Rinse your hair
  4. Lather your hair
  5. Rinse your hair
  6. Stop

Then each of those steps can be given more detail by successive refinement:

Wet your hair:

Move your head under the shower spray
If the water gets in your eyes then rotate the whole body until this subproblem is solved
Move your head around until all your hair is wet

EXAMPLES OF DIVIDE AND CONQUER

Writing a Book
Building a Car
Designing a Programming Language


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