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Binary Arithmetic

# Binary Arithmetic - Binary Arithmetic convert a base 10(not...

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Binary Arithmetic: convert a base 10# (not more than 255) to binary Form - 128 64 32 16 8 4 2 -12864321684213400100010-322-205100110011-3219-163 Bits (1’s & 0’s) combine in groups of eight, known as bytes. Each byte (8 bits) gives 2 (8 th power) = 256 possible combinations. The byte forms a common references for computing capacity: 1 kilobyte (KB) = 2 (10 th power) = 1,024 bytes 1 megabyte (MB) = 2 (20 th power) = about 1 million bytes 1 gigabyte (GB) = 2 (30 th power) = about 1 billion bytes Computing power evolved to process larger groups of bits. Eg. 16-bit, 32-nit, 64-bit processors. Note: 16-bit is not twice of 8-bit and 32-bit is not twice of 16-bit. 8 bit gives 2 (8 th power) = 256 variations 16 bit gives 2 (16 th power) = 65,536 variations 32 bit gives 2 (32 nd power) = 4,294,967,296 variations examples shown w. colors, Britney spears Bits and resolutions Natural light signal is represented by color variations The more variations available for computing, the more refined the different shades and hues of color can be seen. The idea of bits show how digital technology is different from older media

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• Fall '06
• Thomas
• Power of two, digital technologies, USB memory stick, Natural light signal, intro comm. tech, Ie. Donkey Kong

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