Working Forward Heuristic

The working forward heuristic, also known as a working forward approach, is an approach to problem-solving solution that solves the problem by starting at the beginning and working it to the end.

For instance, you're planning a trip from New York to California. To do this you would start with a road atlas or GPS, find a starting point in NYC, and figure out which roads to take to arrive at your eventual destination of California most efficiently. This is generally opposite to the working backward heuristic that is often used in math and logic problems in which the problem is solved from starting at the end and working backwards.

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