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#1 hbyton

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:03 PM

I am working on an assignment and have been asked to explain why knowledge of the binary number system is essential for a programmer or system engineer.

 

Obviously I don't want someone to give me the answer because I want it to be my work however I know that many people here will have experience working in this field. I just wondered if you could give me an example of when you have needed to use the binary number system whilst working in one of these fields?

 

 



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:27 PM

That's the way computers work. That's the way switches work. I'am sure youve heard of  

twos compliment. (ones compliment also). Its how logic gates work. The math of on and off.

easier then the 10 base system, less to memorize. right?

 

No answer there right?






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