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How is a microprocessor different from an integrated circuit?

A. Microprocessors are the size of your thumb and integrated circuits are the size of your hand.

B. Microprocessors are faster, smaller and less expensive than integrated circuits.

C. Microprocessors control the flow of electrons and integrated circuits control the flow of protons.

D. Microprocessors include tape and disk storage whereas integrated circuits are part of an operating system.

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Answer: B. Microprocessors are faster, smaller and less expensive than integrated circuits.

Microprocessors are generally faster, smaller, and less expensive when compared to integrated circuits. Microprocessors are also integrated circuits but with a higher level of integration of which includes memory, arithmetic and logic units, and registers. Microprocessors are faster as a result of their architecture which permits the entire computing process to be divided into two different parts and executed at the same time.

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