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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