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Learning objectives

With 100% accuracy during a: memory building activity, exercises, lab assignment, problems, or timed quiz/exam; the student is expected to:

  1. Define the terms on the definitions as listed in the modules associated with this chapter.
  2. Create a pseudocode document for a programming problem
  3. Create a test data document for a programming problem

Memory building activities

Link to: MBA 02


    Answer the following statements as either true or false:

  1. Coding the program in a language like C++ is the first task of planning. You plan as you code.
  2. Pseudocode is the only commonly used planning tool.
  3. Test data is developed for testing the program once it is code into a language like C++.
  4. The word pseudo means false and includes the concepts of fake or imitation.
  5. Many programmers pick up the bad habit of not completing the planning step before starting to code the program.


  1. false
  2. false
  3. false
  4. true
  5. true
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Lab assignment

Creating a folder or sub-folder for chapter 02 files

Depending on your compiler/IDE, you should decide where to download and store source code files for processing. Prudence dictates that you create these folders as needed prior to downloading source code files. A suggested sub-folder for the Bloodshed Dev-C++ 5 compiler/IDE might be named:

  • Chapter_02 within the folder named: Cpp_Source_Code_Files

If you have not done so, please create the folder(s) and/or sub-folder(s) as appropriate.

Download the lab file(s)

Download and store the following file(s) to your storage device in the appropriate folder(s). You may need to right click on the link and select "Save Target As" in order to download the file.

Download from Connexions: Solution_Lab_01_Pseudocode.txt

Download from Connexions: Solution_Lab_01_Test_Data.txt

Detailed lab instructions

Read and follow the directions below carefully, and perform the steps in the order listed.

  • Navigate to your sub-folder: Chapter_02 and print the: Solution_Lab_01_Pseudocode.txt and the: Solution_Lab_01_Test_Data.txt files. Review the printouts in conjunction with your Lab 01 source code file. Note: In Lab 01 we gave you step by step directions for modifying the Compiler_Test.cpp source code file into the Lab_01.cpp source code file. I could have given you the pseudocode and test data files, but you had not received any instructions about them. Now, after having studied the Chapter 2 materials, these files should make sense.
  • Make copies of the: Solution_Lab_01_Pseudocode.txt and Solution_Lab_01_Test_Data.txt and rename them: Lab_02_Pseudocode.txt and Lab_02_Test_Data.txt
  • Here is the problem. Your local bank has many customers who save their change and periodically bring it in for deposit. The customers have sorted the coins (pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters – forget half dollars and dollar coins) and know how many (an integer data type) of each value they have but have evolved (or their environment has made them lazy). They have lost their ability to do simple arithmetic.  They can’t seem to determine the total value of all of the coins without a calculator (or computer).  Write a program to interact with the customers and to determine and report the total value of their coins.
  • No! No! No! We are not going to write a program (create source code) using the C++ programming language. We are going to design a plan for a program using pseudocode as our model. Additionally, we need to develop some test data for use in testing our model.
  • Start your text editor (Microsoft Notepad. Set the font on Notepad to: Courier 12 font because Courier uses the same amount of space horizontally for each letter. It will make the information in the files show as it should be seen. Open your Lab 02 pseudocode text file. Change all items as needed to be able to solve the above problem. NOTE: You may use any application software that will let you open, modify and save ASCII text files. You may even use the Bloodshed Dev-C++ 5 compiler/IDE software to view, modify and save ASCII text files; after all, our source code files are ASCII text files with a special extension of .cpp
  • Open your Lab 02 test data text file. Modify the text file as appropriate. Use your test data and step through your pseudocode. Does everything seem to work? Have you missed something?
  • When you are satisfied that you have your program plan and test data completed, close your text files. That’s right, I said, "Save and close your text files." Files should be properly closed before being used by other software and this includes the Operating System software that moves, copies and renames files.
  • After you have successfully written this program, if you are taking this course for college credit, follow the instructions from your professor/instructor for submitting it for grading.


Problem 02a – instructions

Create simple IPO pseudocode to solve the following:

Problem: I have a friend who is visiting from Europe and he does not understand exactly how much gas he is buying for his car. We need to write a program that allows him to enter the gallons of gas and convert it to liters (metric system). NOTE: One US gallon equals 3.7854 liters.

Problem 02b – instructions

Create test data for the following:

Problem: A major restaurant sends a chef to purchase fruits and vegetables every day. Upon returning to the store the chef must enter two pieces of data for each item he purchased. The quantity (Example: 2 cases) and the price he paid (Example: $4.67). The program has a list of 20 items and after the chef enters the information, the program provides a total for the purchases for that day. You need to prepare test data for five (5) items: apples, oranges, bananas, lettuce and tomatoes.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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