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I don't think that this is a stupid question. I hope that this response helps.

Just to make sure that we are onthe same page, what is the meaning of the term

'programme' and the phrase 'computer programme'? I'm guessing that programme

means program.

Perhaps you are referring to the material provided that is provided in US

university courses commonly termed as "Data Structures". I agree that there is

some sort of a paradox or puzzle at the intersection of computer program,

algorithm, and mathematics.

To define my terms, 'computer program' refers to the actual coded software

which when executed instructs the computer. 'Algorithm' loosely refers to some

sort of recipe. 'Mathematics' refers to the use of some system of numbers to

accomplish some goal or equivalently refers to the courses arithmetic through

calculus.

I've seen mathematics used to formulate time and space measures for computer

programs. I've seen computer programs used to solve mathematical problems.

Computer programs generally use an algorithm to increase their efficiency in

solving problems. Mathematics measures the efficiency of algorithms. All

three entities work together to improve each another.

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