2nd Class Computers What is Data and Information? Basics of Data

Basics of Data

Category : 2nd Class

*    Basics of Data

 

The word data is plural of datum, which means fact or raw information. Data is the combination of characters, numbers and symbols collected for a specific purpose.  

 

 

 

Thus we see that Data is a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn. When the raw data is given to the computer and the computer processes it and gives us the desired result, the data becomes useful and is called information.  

 

Question.jpg

 

 Data is a very common word in computer. It is in plural form. What is the singular form of Data?  

(A) Datam                                                         

(B) Datic

(C) Datium                                                         

(D) Datum  

 

Answer: (D)

Explanation

Correct Option:

(D) Datum: Is the singular form of data. 

Incorrect Options:

(A) Option (A) is incorrect.

(B) Option (B) is incorrect.

(C) Option (C) is incorrect.    

 

 The following are the statements about data: Which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. Data can be Words

2.  Data can be Pictures

3. Data can be Numbers

(A) 1                                                                     

(B) 2

(C) 3                                                                      

(D) 1, 2, 3  

 

Answer: (d)

Explanation

Correct Option:

(D) Data can be words, pictures, numbers or any special symbols.

Incorrect Options:

(A) Option (A) is incorrect.

(B) Option (B) is incorrect.

(C) Option (C) is incorrect.

Other Topics

You need to login to perform this action.
You will be redirected in 3 sec spinner

Free
Videos