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A program is a set of what that tells the computer what to do?


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A program that tells the computer what to do?

A program is a set of instructions that a computer follows to process input and provide output. Therefore, all programs tell a computer what to do.



A set of instructions that tells the computer how to perform a specific task?

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A set of electronic instructions that tell the computer what to do?

A set of electronic instructions that tells the computer what to do is called a program. Programs are essentially algorithms to a solution that are written in a language the computer can understand.


What is a program in a computer and why do you need programs?

A program is a detailed set of instructions that tells computers what to do. Even the fact that I can type a key on my keyboard and the letter that I typed appears on the screen happens only because there is a program that tells the computer what the keys on the keyboard are supposed to do. Without programs, a computer cannot do anything.



What is a computer program that gives a detailed set of instructions to tell the computer exactly what to do?

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What is a series of instructions that tell the computer what to do?

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Why the computer need a software?

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What is a program or set of instructions?

A computer program is a set of instructions, that tell the computer how to solve a certain task.


What program tells the computer what to do?

All programs tell the computer what to do, that is the primary purpose of programs. The program (more accurately -set- of programs) which is the mother of all programs & gives the user direct control over the computer is called the "operating system"


What is a program on a computer?

A computer program is a set of rules that guides the computer to do a particular work, for which it is designed.


A set of instructions is called a?

Set of instructions is called a PROGRAM. And set of program is called a SOFTWARE.


What is the set of electronic instructions that tells the computer what to do?

that would be a computer PROGRAM, written in a special programming language, such as C, Java, COBOL, Rexx, etc. no i think its called software


Why do computers need a program?

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What is a set of computer instructions that carries out a task on the computer?

A set of instructions given t a computer is called a computer program.



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