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1

What is an algorithm?

An algorithm is a set of rules or a sequence of steps specifying how to solve a problem. They all have input, processing and output.

2

Give five examples of the different data types used in programming

- Integer
- Real/ Float
- Boolean
- Character
- String

3

What are variables?

Identifiers given to memory locations whose contents will change during the course of the program.

4

What are constants?

Identifiers given to memory locations whose contents never change during the course of the program. Not all programming languages allow you to define constants.

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