Poorly worded question on practice test

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26. A set of instructions normally implemented on a computer system as a procedure to manipulate data is called a(n)?

[SIZE=-1]a. algorithm[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]b. procedure[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]c. process[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]d. program[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]e. time slice[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Answer(s):[/SIZE][SIZE=-1]a. algorithm[/SIZE]


Algorithms used within cryptography encrypt sensitive data files, and are also used to encrypt and decrypt email, and also to digitally sign documents and programs.
Notice how the question did not specify for cryptography? Manipulating data is not necessarily an algorithm. [/SIZE]


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