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Unformatted text preview: the number. 5. What will be the total number of different symbols or digits and the maximum value of a single digit for the following number systems: (a) Number system with base 5 (b) Number system with base 20 (c) Number system with base 9 (d) Number system with base 12 6. What is a 'bit' in computer terminology? How many different patterns of bits are possible with (a) 6 bits (b) 7 bits (c) 8 bits 7. Explain the meaning of the term "memory dump". 8. Why are octal and/or hexadecimal number systems used as shortcut notation? 9. Find out the decimal equivalent of the following binary numbers: (a) 1101011 (f) 1000 (b) 11010 (g) 10110001100 (c) 10110011 (h) 1010101100 (d) 11011101 (i) 110001 (e) 1110101 (j) 111 10. Find out the octal equivalent of the binary numbers of Question 9. 11. Find out the hexadecimal equivalent of the binary numbers of Question 9. 12. Convert the following numbers to decimal numbers: (a) 1101102 (c) 2A3B16 (b) 25736 (d) 12349 13. Convert the following decimal numbers to binary numbers: (a) 43510 (c) 3210 (b) 169410 (d) 135,o 14. Convert the decimal numbers of Question 13 to octal numbers. 15. Convert the decimal numbers of Question 13 to hexadecimal numbers. 16. Carry out the following conversions: (a) 1256 = ?4 (b) 249 = ?3 (c) ABC16 = ?8 17. Convert the following numbers to their binary equivalent: (a) 2AC16 (c) 26148 (b) FAB16 (d) 5628 18. Find the decimal equivalent of the following numbers: (a) lll.Oh (c) 247.658 (b) 1001.0112 (d) A2B.D416 Chapter 4 Computer Codes In the previous chapter we have discussed about true or "pure" binary numbers. In this chapter we will see how these binary numbers are coded to represent characters in computers. Thus the goal of this chapter is to present the formats used in computers to record data. Although many coding schemes have been developed over the years, we will be discussing only the most commonly used computer codes. Numeric data is not the only form of data that is to be handled by a computer. We often require to...
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