Binary_Data_Strings_Lab

# Binary_Data_Strings_Lab - This activity will familiarize...

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This activity will familiarize you with the use of binary in data streams and how it relates to the text, pictures, and audio/video information received. If you read the lesson preview, you learned that the sequence of '1's and '0's flowing into a computer makes up a binary data stream. The computer must read these data streams and make sense of them. Computer programmers spend their time creating the specific instructions needed so that a computer can receive input and do something with it. For example, the capital letter "A" is generated on your screen by pressing the 'shift' key and the letter 'a'. Those two combinations of keys force the binary string 01000001 to be sent from the keyboard to the CPU which then formats it into the pixel patterns that make an "A" on your screen. Your first task is to be able convert binary into decimal and and back to binary. The first row numbers in this table are the placeholder values for binary. The second row defines how many values of a placeholder should be used for the calculation. 128 64 32 16 8 4 2 1

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