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You most certainly do not need a wire running from the 5v to the breadboard. The voltage you need is coming out of the digital I/O pin.
nice easy tutorial and a great intro to arduino for someone who has never used it before. As someone points out below, you don't need a wire going from 5v to the bread board. Also the directions say you should use at least a 330ohm resistor but I used 220ohm based on this article from ararduino: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Blink
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