## Computer vs Calculator

**Summary:** Difference Between **Computer and Calculator** is that a computer is an electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory, that can accept data, process the data according to specified rules, produce results, and store the results for future use. While calculator is a small electronic approach by which anyone can calculate any basic arithmetic operations or other mathematical calculations can be done in milliseconds.

### Computer

A **computer is an electronic device,** operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory, that can accept data, process the data according to specified rules, produce results, and store the results for future use.

#### Data and Information

* Computers process data into information. *Data is a collection of unprocessed items, which can include text, numbers, images, audio, and video. Information conveys meaning and is useful to people. Computers process several data items to print information in the form of a cash register receipt.

#### Information Processing Cycle

Computers process data (input) into information (output). Computers carry out processes using instructions, which are the steps that tell the computer how to perform a particular task. A collection of related instructions organized for a common purpose is referred to as software. A computer often holds data, information, and instructions in storage for future use. Some people refer to the series of input, process, output, and storage activities as the information processing cycle. Recently, communications also has become an essential element of the information processing cycle.

### Calculator

* Calculator is a small electronic approach by which anyone can calculate *any basic arithmetic operations or other mathematical calculations can be done in milliseconds. Even many complex mathematical operations can be completed by scientific calculator. In 1960s,

**the first calculator**was invented which was the solid state electronic calculator. This calculator was built based on the history of tools such as abacus, and the mechanical calculator which was developed in 17th century.

And when the **first microprocessor** were developed by * Intel* in 1970s, pocket sized calculators were going to be available on the market for calculations in your hands. The first pocket-sized calculator was built with the first microprocessor and owned by company named Busicom.

After that a calculator was invented with new technology and then are cheap and get commonly used in schools. Now, a student can get too much help from a calculator. Like with scientific calculator, we can perform arithmetic operations, we can calculate square root, square of any value, and many other complex mathematical operations can be done.

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