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  • 1. 

    Information on a computer is stored as what?

    • A.

      Analog data

    • B.

      Digital data

    • C.

      Modem data

    • D.

      Watts data

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Digital data
    Explanation
    Information on a computer is stored as digital data. Digital data is represented using a series of 0s and 1s, known as binary code. This binary code is processed by the computer's hardware and software to perform various tasks and operations. Unlike analog data, which is continuous and can have infinite values, digital data is discrete and can only have specific values. Storing information as digital data allows for efficient storage, retrieval, and manipulation of data in a computer system.

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  • 2. 

    C, BASIC, COBOL and Java are examples of languages.

    • A.

      Low-level

    • B.

      Computer

    • C.

      System programming

    • D.

      High-level

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. High-level
    Explanation
    C, BASIC, COBOL, and Java are all examples of high-level programming languages. High-level languages are designed to be more user-friendly and easier to understand than low-level languages. They use English-like syntax and are closer to human language, making them easier to read and write. These languages are typically used for application development and are more abstracted from the underlying computer hardware. Therefore, the correct answer is high-level.

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  • 3. 

    Most Web sites have a main page, the, which acts as a doorway to the rest of the Web site pages.

    • A.

      Search engine

    • B.

      Home page

    • C.

      Browser

    • D.

      URL

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Home page
    Explanation
    A main page, also known as a home page, serves as the initial point of entry for most websites. It acts as a gateway to access other pages within the website. This page typically provides an overview of the website's content and may include links or navigation menus to guide users to different sections or pages. Therefore, the correct answer is "home page".

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  • 4. 

    An email account includes a storage area, often called a(n)-

    • A.

      Attachment

    • B.

      Hyperlink

    • C.

      Mailbox

    • D.

      IP address

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Mailbox
    Explanation
    An email account includes a storage area, often called a mailbox, where incoming and outgoing emails are stored. This mailbox acts as a virtual container for all the messages and attachments that are sent and received by the user. It allows the user to organize and manage their emails effectively, providing a centralized location for storing and accessing their correspondence.

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  • 5. 

    The is the box that houses the most important parts of a computer system.

    • A.

      Software

    • B.

      Hardware

    • C.

      Input device

    • D.

      System unit

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. System unit
    Explanation
    The system unit is the correct answer because it is the box that contains all the essential components of a computer system, such as the motherboard, CPU, memory, and storage devices. It is responsible for processing and managing data, making it the most important part of the computer system.

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  • 6. 

    What type of computer could be found in a digital watch?

    • A.

      Mainframe computer

    • B.

      Supercomputer

    • C.

      Embedded computer

    • D.

      Notebook computer

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Embedded computer
    Explanation
    An embedded computer is a type of computer that is designed to perform specific functions within a larger system. In the case of a digital watch, an embedded computer is used to control and display the time. It is small, low-power, and highly efficient, making it ideal for use in portable devices like watches. A mainframe computer and a supercomputer are both powerful and large-scale systems, which are not suitable for a digital watch. A notebook computer is also not the correct answer as it is too large and not specifically designed for use in a watch. Therefore, the correct answer is an embedded computer.

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  • 7. 

    What is a modem connected to?

    • A.

      Processor

    • B.

      Mother board

    • C.

      Printer

    • D.

      Phone line

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. Phone line
    Explanation
    A modem is typically connected to a phone line in order to establish a connection to the internet. The modem converts the digital signals from the computer into analog signals that can be transmitted over the phone line, and vice versa. This allows the computer to send and receive data over the internet using the phone line as a communication channel.

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  • 8. 

    A(n) is a collection of information that determines which files you can access and which settings you use.

    • A.

      Network

    • B.

      User account

    • C.

      Operating system

    • D.

      File system

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. User account
    Explanation
    A user account is a collection of information that determines which files you can access and which settings you use. It is essentially a personal profile that allows you to log into a system and defines your permissions and privileges within that system. With a user account, you can access specific files and folders, modify settings, and perform various actions based on the permissions granted to you. Therefore, a user account is the correct answer as it directly relates to the given description.

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  • 9. 

    The space in your computer that loads and works with data-

    • A.

      Cache memory

    • B.

      CPU

    • C.

      Megabyte

    • D.

      RAM memory

    • E.

      ROM memory

    Correct Answer
    D. RAM memory
    Explanation
    RAM memory is the correct answer because it is the space in a computer that is used to temporarily store data that is being actively used by the CPU. It allows for quick access and retrieval of data, which helps in the smooth functioning of the computer. Unlike ROM memory, which is non-volatile and retains data even when the computer is turned off, RAM memory is volatile and loses its data when the computer is powered down.

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  • 10. 

    .............hard drives are permanently located inside the system unit and are not designed to be removed, unless they need to be repaired or replaced.

    • A.

      Static

    • B.

      Internal

    • C.

      External

    • D.

      Remove

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Internal
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Internal." Internal hard drives are permanently located inside the system unit of a computer and are not designed to be easily removed. They are typically fixed in place and can only be accessed if they need to be repaired or replaced.

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  • 11. 

    A computer consists of two or more computers and other devices that are connected for the purpose of sharing data and programs.

    • A.

      Network

    • B.

      System

    • C.

      Workstation

    • D.

      Device

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Network
    Explanation
    A network is a correct answer because it refers to a group of computers and devices that are connected to each other in order to share data and programs. This connection allows for communication and collaboration between the different devices within the network.

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  • 12. 

    The taskbar is located-

    • A.

      On the Start menu

    • B.

      At the bottom of the screen

    • C.

      On the Ouick Launch tool bar

    • D.

      At the top of the screen

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. At the bottom of the screen
    Explanation
    The taskbar is located at the bottom of the screen. It is a horizontal bar that displays open programs and provides quick access to the Start menu, system tray, and other features. Placing the taskbar at the bottom of the screen allows for easy access and visibility without obstructing the view of open windows or other content on the screen.

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  • 13. 

    Once information is input into a computer, it becomes-

    • A.

      Objects

    • B.

      Data

    • C.

      Ideas

    • D.

      Facts

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Data
    Explanation
    When information is input into a computer, it becomes data. Data refers to raw facts, numbers, or characters that are processed and manipulated by a computer to produce meaningful information. It can be in the form of text, numbers, images, audio, or any other type of digital content. Therefore, the correct answer is "data".

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  • 14. 

    Generally, you access the Recycle Bin through an icon located-

    • A.

      On the desktop

    • B.

      On the hard drive

    • C.

      On the shortcut menu

    • D.

      In the Properties dialog box

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. On the desktop
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on the desktop". This is because the Recycle Bin is typically represented by an icon that is placed on the desktop of a computer. The desktop serves as a central location where users can access and manage files and folders, including the Recycle Bin. By having the Recycle Bin icon on the desktop, it allows for easy and convenient access to deleted files and the ability to restore or permanently delete them as needed.

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  • 15. 

    Computer programs are written in a high-level programming language; however, the human- readable version of a program is called-

    • A.

      Cache

    • B.

      Instruction set

    • C.

      Source code

    • D.

      Word size

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Source code
    Explanation
    The human-readable version of a computer program is called source code. It is written in a high-level programming language and needs to be translated into machine code before it can be executed by the computer. The source code contains the instructions and logic that tell the computer what tasks to perform.

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  • 16. 

    The Recycle 8in stores discarded items until-

    • A.

      Another user logs on

    • B.

      The computer is shut down

    • C.

      The end of the day

    • D.

      You empty it

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. You empty it
    Explanation
    The Recycle 8in stores discarded items until you empty it. This means that the recycle bin will continue to hold the deleted items until the user manually empties the bin. It will not automatically delete the items when another user logs on, when the computer is shut down, or at the end of the day. The responsibility lies with the user to empty the recycle bin when they want to permanently delete the discarded items.

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  • 17. 

    A is a collection of information saved as a unit.

    • A.

      Folder

    • B.

      File

    • C.

      Path

    • D.

      File extension

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. File
    Explanation
    A file is a collection of information saved as a unit. It can contain various types of data such as text, images, or videos. Files are stored in a computer's storage system and can be accessed and manipulated by the user or computer programs. They are organized into folders and can have different file extensions based on the type of data they contain. Therefore, a file is the correct answer as it best fits the given definition.

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  • 18. 

    Input, output, and processing devices grouped together represent a(n)-

    • A.

      Mobile device

    • B.

      Information processing cycle

    • C.

      Circuit board

    • D.

      Computer system

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. Computer system
    Explanation
    The input, output, and processing devices grouped together represent a computer system. A computer system consists of various components that work together to process and manipulate data. The input devices allow users to input data, the processing devices perform calculations and operations on the data, and the output devices display or present the processed data to the users. Therefore, the combination of these devices represents a computer system.

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  • 19. 

    One thousand bytes is a-

    • A.

      Kilobyte

    • B.

      Megabyte

    • C.

      Gigabyte

    • D.

      Terabyte

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    E. None of these
    Explanation
    The question asks for the correct term for "one thousand bytes". However, none of the options provided (kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte, terabyte) accurately represent one thousand bytes. A kilobyte is 1024 bytes, a megabyte is 1024 kilobytes, a gigabyte is 1024 megabytes, and a terabyte is 1024 gigabytes. Therefore, the correct answer is "None of these".

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  • 20. 

    What part of the computer provides only temporary storage of files?

    • A.

      ROM memory

    • B.

      RAM memory

    • C.

      Hard drive

    • D.

      Mother board

    • E.

      Processor

    Correct Answer
    B. RAM memory
    Explanation
    RAM memory, also known as Random Access Memory, is a type of computer memory that provides only temporary storage of files. It is volatile memory, meaning that its contents are lost when the computer is turned off or restarted. RAM is used by the computer to store data and instructions that are actively being used by the processor. It allows for quick access and retrieval of information, making it essential for the smooth functioning of a computer system.

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  • 21. 

    A(n) backup contains a copy of every program, data, and system file on a computer.

    • A.

      Restoration

    • B.

      Bootstrap

    • C.

      Differential

    • D.

      Full

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. Full
    Explanation
    A full backup is a type of backup that contains a complete copy of every program, data, and system file on a computer. This means that all files, regardless of whether they have been modified or not, are included in the backup. This ensures that in the event of a system failure or data loss, the full backup can be used to restore the entire system to its previous state.

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  • 22. 

    Every component of your computer is either-

    • A.

      Application software or system software

    • B.

      Software or CPU/RAM

    • C.

      Hardware or software

    • D.

      Input devices or output devices

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Hardware or software
    Explanation
    The correct answer is hardware or software. This is because every component of a computer can be categorized as either hardware or software. Hardware refers to the physical components of the computer such as the CPU, RAM, motherboard, and peripherals. Software, on the other hand, refers to the programs and data that are stored on the hardware and are responsible for controlling and operating the computer. Therefore, all components of a computer can be classified as either hardware or software.

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  • 23. 

    A blinking symbol on the screen that shows where the next character will appear-

    • A.

      Delete key

    • B.

      Arrow key

    • C.

      Cursor

    • D.

      Return key

    • E.

      Esc key

    Correct Answer
    C. Cursor
    Explanation
    The blinking symbol on the screen that shows where the next character will appear is called a cursor. It is used to indicate the current position in a document or text field, allowing the user to input or edit text at that location. The cursor is typically controlled by the arrow keys on the keyboard, which move it horizontally or vertically within the text.

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  • 24. 

    Being means being familiar enough with computers that you understand their capabilities and limitations.

    • A.

      Computer literate

    • B.

      Computer competent

    • C.

      Computer sawy

    • D.

      Technology literate

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Computer literate
    Explanation
    Computer literacy refers to the ability to use computers and related technology effectively. It implies having knowledge and understanding of computers, their capabilities, and limitations. Therefore, the term "computer literate" accurately describes someone who is familiar enough with computers to comprehend their abilities and limitations. The other options, such as "computer competent," "computer savvy," and "technology literate," may also indicate proficiency with computers, but "computer literate" specifically emphasizes understanding and familiarity.

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  • 25. 

    Which of the following could you do to remove a paragraph from a report you had written?

    • A.

      Delete and edit

    • B.

      Copy and paste

    • C.

      Cut and paste

    • D.

      Undo typing

    • E.

      Highlight and delete

    Correct Answer
    E. Highlight and delete
    Explanation
    To remove a paragraph from a report, you can highlight the paragraph and then delete it. This action will remove the selected paragraph from the report entirely.

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  • 26. 

    The computer monitor is which type of device?

    • A.

      Scanning

    • B.

      Input

    • C.

      Processor

    • D.

      Software

    • E.

      Output

    Correct Answer
    E. Output
    Explanation
    A computer monitor is a type of output device. It displays the visual output of the computer, such as text, images, and videos, allowing the user to see the information processed by the computer.

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  • 27. 

    The arrow keys can be used to

    • A.

      Delete text

    • B.

      Move the cursor in the text that has already been entered

    • C.

      Save the document

    • D.

      Move the cursor while deleting text

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Move the cursor in the text that has already been entered
    Explanation
    The arrow keys on a keyboard can be used to move the cursor in the text that has already been entered. This allows the user to navigate through the text and make changes or edits as needed. The arrow keys provide a quick and efficient way to move the cursor to a specific location within the text without the need for using the mouse or trackpad.

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  • 28. 

    Numbers in table columns are usually-

    • A.

      Right-aligned

    • B.

      Left-aligned

    • C.

      Justified

    • D.

      Centered

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Right-aligned
    Explanation
    Numbers in table columns are usually right-aligned because it makes it easier to read and compare numbers. When numbers are right-aligned, the decimal points line up vertically, which helps in quickly identifying the magnitude of the numbers. Additionally, right-alignment allows for easier scanning of columns and helps maintain a consistent visual structure in the table.

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  • 29. 

    To indent the first paragraph of your report, you should use this key-

    • A.

      Esc

    • B.

      Space bar

    • C.

      Return key

    • D.

      Shift key

    • E.

      Tab key

    Correct Answer
    E. Tab key
    Explanation
    To indent the first paragraph of a report, you should use the tab key. The tab key is commonly used to create an indentation by moving the cursor or text to the next tab stop. In this case, pressing the tab key at the beginning of the first paragraph will create a consistent and visually appealing indentation for the paragraph.

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  • 30. 

    Each box in a spreadsheet is called a-

    • A.

      Cell

    • B.

      Empty space

    • C.

      Record

    • D.

      Field

    • E.

      Table

    Correct Answer
    A. Cell
    Explanation
    A box in a spreadsheet is called a "cell" because it is the basic unit where data can be entered, calculated, and displayed. Each cell can contain text, numbers, formulas, or functions. Cells are organized in rows and columns, forming a grid-like structure. They allow for easy organization and manipulation of data, making spreadsheets a valuable tool for data analysis, calculations, and record keeping.

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  • 31. 

    A small picture that represents something on your screen ... such as a(n)-

    • A.

      Table

    • B.

      Application

    • C.

      Photo

    • D.

      Modem

    • E.

      Icon

    Correct Answer
    E. Icon
    Explanation
    An icon is a small picture that represents something on your screen. Icons are commonly used in user interfaces to represent applications, files, folders, or functions. They are usually visually simple and easily recognizable symbols that help users navigate and interact with their devices or software. Icons are often found on desktops, taskbars, or menus, allowing users to quickly access or launch specific programs or features. They serve as a visual shorthand, making it easier for users to identify and locate the item or action they are looking for.

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  • 32. 

    When a file is saved for the first time-

    • A.

      A copy is automatically printed

    • B.

      File name and folder name must be the same

    • C.

      It does not need a name

    • D.

      It only needs a name if it is not going to be printed

    • E.

      It must be given a name to identify it

    Correct Answer
    E. It must be given a name to identify it
    Explanation
    When a file is saved for the first time, it must be given a name to identify it. This is because the file needs to be stored in a specific location on the computer's storage system, and the name is used to reference and retrieve the file later. Without a name, the file would not be distinguishable from other files and would be difficult to locate or access.

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  • 33. 

    Example of non-numeric data is-

    • A.

      Employee Name

    • B.

      Test score

    • C.

      Bank Account No.

    • D.

      All of these

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Employee Name
    Explanation
    The example of non-numeric data provided is "Employee Name". This is because employee names are typically represented by text or alphanumeric characters, rather than numerical values. Numeric data refers to data that can be expressed in numerical form, such as test scores or bank account numbers. Therefore, "Employee Name" is an example of non-numeric data.

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  • 34. 

    Which type of file is created by word processing programs?

    • A.

      Database file

    • B.

      Storage file

    • C.

      Worksheet file

    • D.

      Document file

    • E.

      Graphical file

    Correct Answer
    D. Document file
    Explanation
    Word processing programs are specifically designed for creating and editing text-based documents. These programs allow users to format text, add images, and create professional-looking documents. Therefore, the correct answer is "Document file" as it accurately represents the type of file that is created by word processing programs.

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  • 35. 

    The information you put into the computer is called-

    • A.

      Directory

    • B.

      Facts

    • C.

      Data

    • D.

      Files

    • E.

      Output

    Correct Answer
    C. Data
    Explanation
    The information that is entered into a computer is referred to as "data". Data can be in various forms such as text, numbers, images, or videos. It is the raw input that is processed and manipulated by the computer to generate meaningful output.

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  • 36. 

    This can be another word for program-

    • A.

      Peripheral

    • B.

      Disk

    • C.

      Floppy

    • D.

      Hardware

    • E.

      Software

    Correct Answer
    E. Software
    Explanation
    Software is the correct answer because it is another word for program. Software refers to the set of instructions or programs that enable a computer system to perform specific tasks. It includes applications, operating systems, and other programs that are installed on a computer or electronic device. Peripheral, disk, floppy, and hardware are not synonymous with program and do not serve as suitable alternatives.

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  • 37. 

    If a previously saved file is edited-

    • A.

      It cannot be saved again

    • B.

      The changes will automatically be saved in the file

    • C.

      The file will only have to be saved again if it is more than one page in length

    • D.

      Its name must be changed

    • E.

      The file must be saved again to store the changes

    Correct Answer
    E. The file must be saved again to store the changes
    Explanation
    When a previously saved file is edited, the changes made to the file will not automatically be saved. In order to store the changes permanently, the file must be saved again. This ensures that the modifications are updated and stored in the file, allowing the user to access the latest version of the file with the applied changes.

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  • 38. 

    Mr. XYZ wants to send an electronic message to a friend. He should use this type of application-

    • A.

      Word processing

    • B.

      Email

    • C.

      Spreadsheet

    • D.

      Paper and pencil

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Email
    Explanation
    Mr. XYZ should use the email application to send an electronic message to his friend. Email is a commonly used method for sending messages electronically, allowing users to send and receive messages over the internet. It is a quick and efficient way to communicate with others, as messages can be sent instantly and received at any time. Word processing and spreadsheet applications are more suitable for creating and editing documents and data, while paper and pencil are traditional methods of communication that do not involve electronic messaging.

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  • 39. 

    To print a document-

    • A.

      Select the Print command and then select OK

    • B.

      Select the Ready Printer command then select OK

    • C.

      Type PRINT and then press Enter

    • D.

      Close the document, select the Print command, then select OK

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Select the Print command and then select OK
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to select the Print command and then select OK. This is the correct way to print a document as it involves selecting the specific command for printing and then confirming the action by selecting OK. The other options mentioned in the question are either incorrect or not the standard procedure for printing a document.

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  • 40. 

    Each on a menu performs a specific action.

    • A.

      Client

    • B.

      Server

    • C.

      Node

    • D.

      Command

    • E.

      Folder

    Correct Answer
    D. Command
    Explanation
    The given options consist of various terms related to computing and technology. Among these options, "command" is the only term that is directly associated with performing a specific action. A command is a directive given to a computer program or operating system to perform a specific task or action. Therefore, the correct answer is "command" as it aligns with the statement that each item on a menu performs a specific action.

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