**THE BASIC PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE**

CONTENT

- BASIC Arithmetic Operators
- BASIC Arithmetic Expressions
- Evaluation of Expressions
- Simple BASIC Programs

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**BASIC Arithmetic Operators **

They are expressed in terms of a hierarchy of operators in which operations of high priority are performed first.

**Examples:**

Operator Symbol | Operation |
---|---|

^ | Exponentiation |

* | Multiplication |

/ | Division |

+ | Addition |

– | Subtraction |

**BASIC Arithmetic Expressions**

These arithmetic Expressions are not formed according to the same rules of Algebra and Mathematics. The following symbols are used to denote arithmetic operations.

Operators | Meaning | Basic Expression | Math Equivalent |
---|---|---|---|

+ | Addition | \(A= A + B\) | \(A = A + B\) |

– | Subtraction | \(Sum = Sum -10\) | \(Sum = Sum -10\) |

* | Multiplication | \(J = J * 4\) | \(J = 4J\) |

/ | Division | \(Pi = \frac{22}{7}\) | \(Pi = \frac{22}{7}\) |

^ | Exponentiation | \(J = J + 2^2\) | \(J = J + 2^2\) |

**Basic Relational Operators**

Operator | Relation Tested | Expression |
---|---|---|

= | Equality | \(X = Y\) |

< > | Inequality | \(X < > Y\) |

< | Less than | \(X < Y\) |

> | Greater than | \(X > Y\) |

<= | Less than or equal to | \(X <= Y\) |

>= | greater than or equal to | \(X >= Y\) |

**EVALUATION**

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