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ISBN: 9781285867168
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A recent study in the United Kingdom found that the average organization believes that __________ of its total data is inaccurate.

  1. a. less than 10 percent
  2. b. 17 percent
  3. c. almost 25 percent
  4. d. nearly one-third

Program Description Answer

The recent study in the United Kingdom shows that “17 percent” of total data is inaccurate.

Hence, the correct answer is option “B”.

Explanation of Solution

Data:

  • Data is raw and unorganized facts that need to be processed and it is useless until it is organized.
  • For example, each student test score is one piece of data.

Information:

  • Information is processed, organized and structured data that increases the knowledge of the individual uses it.
  • Data is impractical in present form and it is to be preprocessed and represented as the information to the user.
  • Data is transformed into meaningful form through processing phase of the information processing cycle.

Explanation for incorrect options:

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