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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

12 January: Numbers as a Language

The number system that I have chosen for this post is called the, " Binary Numeral System".
The binary numeral system, or base-2 number system represents numeric values using two symbols, 0 and 1. More specifically, the usual base-2 system has a radix of 2. The binary system is used internally by all modern computers. The chart at the right shows how a computer stores some numbers using only two symbols, 0 and 1.Counting in binary is similar to counting in any other number system. Beginning with a single digit, counting proceeds through each symbol, in increasing order. Decimal counting uses the symbols 0 through 9, while binary only uses the symbols 0 and 1.
So, to write 2010 in the Binary Numeral System, it is
10, 00, 01, 00
as 2 is = 10 in the Binary Numeral System,
1 is = 01
and 0 is = 00
10=2 , 00=0, 01= 1 , 00=0
DecimalBinary
00
11
210
311
4100
5101
6110
7111
81000
91001
101010
111011
121100
131101
141110
151111
1610000

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