(c) The requirement is to identify a reason that
misstatements in a batch computer system may not be detected
immediately. Answer (c) is correct because batch programs are
run periodically and thereby result in delays in processing; accordingly,
detection of misstatements may be delayed. Answer
(a) is incorrect because errors will be detected in the batch.
Answer (b) is incorrect because the identification of errors in
input data is typically included as a part of a batch program. Answer
(d) is incorrect because a batch system will ordinarily process
transactions in a uniform manner.