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Digital Literacy Computer Basics Computer Basics Binary

SARTHAK KHURANA
SARTHAK KHURANA
1,079 Points

what number is represented by 0000000011

i didnt understand

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,136 Points

Here's a method to decode binary numbers.

Make a column for each digit, and starting from the right, put a "1" and then as you move left put double the value of the column next to it. Remember, right-to-left (:point_left: THIS WAY :point_left:). You'll get something like this, which is a horizontal version of the helper table shown in the quz:

128  64  32  16   8   4   2   1   <-- 8 columns for 8 digits

Then, put your binary number on the next line, spread into the columns. Now below that, multiply each top number by the binary digit and put the result below. It's easy, since binary digits are either 1 or 0, so you either put the number on top again or zero.

Then finally, add up all the numbers on the bottom row and that's your answer. Using 00000111 for an example:

128  64  32  16   8   4   2   1   <-- starting columns
  0   0   0   0   0   1   1   1   <-- multiply by your binary digits
--- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  0   0   0   0   0   4   2   1   <-- add these up:  4 + 2 + 1  =  7

Also, since zeros in front don't count you can skip them. So in this case we really only needed 3 columns.

In this specific case, 00000011 has only the rightmost 2 digits set to 1, so the result is 3.

Žiga Pregelj
Žiga Pregelj
18,126 Points

0000000011 is binary code for decimal number 3. You can check out how binary numbers translate to decimal numbers with this calculator here:

http://www.binary-code.org/binary/10bit/0000000011/