This book attempts to teach computer programming to the complete beginner using the C language. As such, it assumes you have no knowledge whatsoever about programming. And if you are worried that you are not good at high-school mathematics, don’t be. It is a myth that you must be good at mathematics to learn programming. In this book, knowledge of primary school mathematics is all that is required—basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, finding the percentage of some quantity, finding an average or the larger of two quantities.

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