Chapter 1: Intro to Computers review questions

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Who is credited with the patent for the first computer?

A: Eckert and Mauchly

B: Atanasoff

C: Microsoft

D: Intel

Answer:
The answer is B.

John Atanasoffis credited with the patent for the first computer known as the Atansoff-Berry computer.

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