Control abstraction is like a blueprint for how the divide and conquer method works, without going into specific details.

**Basic Steps of the Divide and Conquer Method:**

**Divide**: Split the problem into smaller subproblems.**Conquer**: Solve the subproblems independently.**Combine**: Merge or combine the solutions of the subproblems to form the solution to the original problem.

**Pseudo-Algorithm**:

```
Algorithm Divide_And_Conquer(Problem P)
if P is small enough (base case)
solve P directly
else
Divide P into smaller subproblems P1, P2, ..., Pk
Recursively solve each subproblem
Combine the solutions of P1, P2, ..., Pk to solve P
```

This general algorithm shows how problems are divided, conquered, and combined.

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