Programming basics

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What is programming?

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What is a variable?

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Why are variables so named?

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A variable is needed to record a student's surname. Which of the following would be the most meaningful variable name?

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How can strings and variables be told apart?

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In programming what name is given to the data type which represents any combination of characters on a keyboard?

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In programming what name is given to the data type which represents decimal numbers?

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In programming what name is given to the data type which represents whole numbers?

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Which statement is used to specify a decimal number?

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The statement 'float' is used to specify a decimal number. 'int' specifies a whole number.