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Thread #59418   Message #1667792
Posted By: Amos
13-Feb-06 - 08:49 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
And -- yes -- Giok DID land decimal 11111, which would be the interpreted as 16+8+4+2+1 if the same digits were writing in binary (decimal 31). Or, in hex, 128+64+32+16+1 or decimal 241.    See?

If you wanted to go the other way around and represent 11111, the real number, into binary you would write the binary figure 10101101100111 representing:

1 x 1 (2^0)
+
1x2 (2^1)
+
1x4 (2^2)
+
0x8 (2^3)
+
0x16 (2^4)
+
1x32 (2^5)
+
1x64 (2^6)
+
0x128 (2^7)
+
1x256 (2^8)
+
1x512 (2^9)
+
0 x 1024 (2^10)
+
1+ x 2048 (2^11)
+
0 x 4096 (2^12)
+
1 x      8192 (2^13)

which equals 8192 + 2048 + 512 + 256 + 64 + 32 + 4 + 2 + 1

or 11111 in decimal notation.

In hex, the real number 11111 would be written 2B67. But everybody knows hex people are weird.

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