BASIC (an acronym for "Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code") was originaly developed around 1964 at Dartmouth College.
BASIC is an easy-to-learn language that most anyone can use.
In the early 1980's, BASIC was built-in to the majority of personal computers.
Many people remember writing a few lines of BASIC at some time and it remains popular.
Often you will have questions not directly answered in this reference.
When this occurs, we recommend you write a little experimental program related to your question and see what happens.
Usually this will answer your question and, since you did it yourself you will probably remember it.