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data structure

Data structures are like organizing drawers for different types of objects. Imagine that you have had a lot of tasks that require you to keep track of a lot of items (like books, clothes, or other things). Instead of having all the items in one drawer, you decide to divide them into several different drawers, and each drawer is labeled to make it easier for you to find what you're looking for. That's the same idea behind data structures! Data structures are ways of organizing data so that it is easy to find and access the information you are looking for. By organizing data in different ways, we can better manage our data so that it makes sense, and we can find items quickly and accurately.