**COBOL Compute**

>COMPUTE in COBOL Command

The COBOL COMPUTE command assigns the value of an arithmetic expression to a specified reference. The COMPUTE in COBOL keyword cannot be abbreviated.

>COBOL COMPUTE Statement

The COBOL COMPUTE statement assigns the value of an arithmetic expression to one or more data items. The COBOL COMPUTE statement allows you to combine arithmetic operations without the restrictions on receiving data items that the rules for the ADD, SUBTRACT, MULTIPLY, and DIVIDE statements impose.

>COBOL COMPUTE Statement

The COBOL COMPUTE statement evaluates an arithmetic expression and stores the result in one or more data items.

>COBOL COMPUTE Statement

The COBOL COMPUTE statement evaluates an arithmetic expression and assigns the result to one or more data items.

>COBOL COMPUTE Verb

The COBOL COMPUTE verb allows you to combine several math operations in one statement, using familiar symbols instead of English-like sentances.

>Example of COBOL COMPUTE Statement

All the arthemetic, that can done using verb ADD, SUBTRACT, MULTIPLY, DIVIDE verbs can be done using COMPUTE statement.