#### What is pseudo-random?

Random numbers generated on a computer are often called *pseudo-random*. This because the method to create the number is based on some
starting value obtained from the computer itself. The formula for the random number could use some amount of mathematical operations on a value derived from a timer or some other input. The resulting “random” number isn’t considered entirely random because it started with some initial value and a repeatable set of operations on it. Therefore, it’s called a pseudo-random number.