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    Hi. I'm doing the OCR Computing A453 Programming Project and I have to write a pseudocode of how my code works.

    This is the question.
    A primary school teacher wants a computer program to test the basic arithmetic skills of her students. The program should generate a quiz consisting of a series of random questions, using in each case any two numbers and addition, subtraction and multiplication. The system should ask the student’s name, then ask 10 questions, output if the answer to each question is correct or not and produce a final score out of 10.
    Analyse the requirements in detail and design, code, test and evaluate a program to meet these requirements

    This is my code:
    import random

    correct = 0
    name = input("Please state your name: ")
    for count in range(10):
    num1 = random.randint(1, 10)
    num2 = random.randint(1, 10)
    symbol = random.choice(["+", "-", "*"])
    print("Please solve:\n", num1, symbol, num2)
    user = int(input(""))

    if symbol == "+":
    answer = num1 + num2
    elif symbol == "-":
    answer = num1 - num2
    elif symbol == "*":
    answer = num1 * num2

    if user == answer:
    correct = correct + 1

    print(name, ", You Got", correct, "Out Of 10")

    Please help us we have a shtty computing teacher who hasnt taught us crap and I'm having to learn things all by myself. Can someone help me write this up in PSEUDOCODE THANKS

    First of all you can pretty much present what you have as pseudo code.
    However, (1) Indent blocks of code. (2) You could change method calls such as random.choice(["+", "-", "*"]) to functions like this

    a) Change random.choice(["+", "-", "*"]) to symbol = get__random_operator()
    b) Add a function like
    function get__random_operator()
    case i of random_integer
    1: return "+"
    2: return "-"


    This means that you pseudo code does not contain anything too language specific

    I assume you code is indented and TSR removed the indenting as it has for me!
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