I am not a programmer I have always found it to be a difficult and tidious task. I am taking a programming class as a requirement for my degree. It is the first week of the class and I am already lost. What I need help with is putting my assignment in layman terms so I can understand how to answer the question. Here is the task I need help with:

1.Write an algorithm describing the steps you would use to analyze this polynomial:3Do not code this problem in C. Instead, deliver the algorithm to solve the problem. After writing the algorithm, remember to show your work testing the algorithm using the value of 2 for x given above and show the calculations that occur at each step of the algorithm, as well as the final answerx^3 − 5x^2 + 6

What does he mean by write an algorithem to analyze the polynomial? Does he want me to describe what it would take to solve the equation? How do I test it with out programing it? How do I deliver the algorithm? Thanks for any assistance.

J