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Binary and Hexadecimal Integers Signed Integers (tutorial) Signed Integers Floating-Point Binary Register and Immediate Operands Addition and Subtraction Instructions Direct Memory Operands Indirect and Indexed Operands Mapping Variables to Memory MS-DOS Function Calls, Part 1 MS-DOS Function Calls, Part 2 Error-Correcting Codes Boolean and Comparison Instructions Decoding a 12-bit FAT (tutorial)

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Binary and Hexadecimal Integers

1. Write each of the following decimal numbers in binary:

a. b. c. d. e. f.

2 7 5 8 9 12

g. h. i. j. k. l.

15 16 20 27 32 64

2. Write each of the following binary numbers in decimal:

a. b. c. d. e. f.

00000101 00001111 00010000 00010110 00001011 00011100

g.00110000 h.00100111 i.01000000 j.01100011 k.10100000 l.10101010

3. Write each of the following binary numbers in hexadecimal:

a. b. c. d. e. f.

00000101 00001111 00010000 00010110 00001011 00011100

g.00110000 h.00100111 i.01001000 j.01100011 k.10100000 l.10101011

4. Write each of the following hexadecimal numbers in binary:

a. b. c. d. e. f.

0005h 000Fh 0010h 0016h 000Bh 001Ch

g. h. i. j. k. l.

0030h 0027h 0048h 0063h A064h ABDEh

5. Write each of the following hexadecimal numbers in decimal:

a. b. c. d. e. f.

00D5h 002Fh 0110h 0216h 004Bh 041Ch

g. h. i. j. k. l.

0B30h 06DFh 1AB6h 0A63h 02A0h 1FABh

Tutorial: Signed Integers
In mathematics, the additive inverse of a number n is the value, when added to n , produces zero. Here are a few examples, expressed in decimal: 6 + –6 = 0 0 + 0 = 0 –1 + 1 = 0 Programs often include both subtraction and addition operations, but internally, the CPU really only performs addition. To get around this restriction, the computer uses the additive inverse. When subtracting A – B, the CPU instead performs A + (–B). For example, to simulate the subtraction of 4 from 6, the CPU adds –4 to 6: 6 + –4 = 2   Binary Two’s Complement When working with binary numbers, we use the term two’s complement to refer to a number’s additive inverse. The two’s complement of a number n is formed by reversing n ’s bits and adding 1. Here, for example, n equals the 4-bit number 0001: N: Reverse N: Add 1: 0001 1110 1111

The two’s complement of n , when added to n , produces zero: 0001 + 1111 = 0000 It doesn’t matter how many bits are used by n . The two’s complement is formed using the same method: N = 1 Reverse N: Add 1: 00000001 11111110 11111111

N = 1 Reverse N: Add 1:

0000000000000001 1111111111111110 1111111111111111

Here are some examples of 8-bit two’s complements: n(decimal) +2 +16 +127     n(binary) 00000010 00010000 01111111 NEG(n) 11111110 11110000 10000001 (decimal) –2 –16 –127

Signed Integers
Click here to view a tutorial that helps to clarify the representation of signed integers using two's complement notation. Click here to view the answers .

1. Write each of the following signed decimal integers in 8-bit binary notation:

If any number cannot be represented as a signed 8-bit binary number, indicate this in your answer. a. b. c. d.
2. Write each of the following 8-bit signed binary integers in decimal:

-2 -7 -128 -16

e.+15 f.-1 g.-56 h.+127

a. b. c. d.

11111111 11110000 10000000 10000001

g.00001111 h.10101111 i.11111100 j.01010101

3. Which of the following integers are valid 16-bit signed decimal integers?

(indicate V=valid, I=invalid) a. b. c.
4. Indicate the sign of each of the following 16-bit hexadecimal integers:
(indicate P=positive, N=negative)

+32469 +32767 -32768

d.+32785 e. 32785 f.+65535

a. b.

7FB9h 8123h

c.0D000h d.649Fh

5. Write each of the following signed decimal integers as a 16-bit hexadecimal value:

a. b. c. d.

-42 -127 -4096 -16

e. 32768 f.-1 g.-8193 h.-256

00101 1.11 (sample) 1101.625                 2. supply the normalized value and the resulting exponent.000011           Exponent 4           Binary Representation 10000001           .11  1. Exponent. The first answer has been supplied for you: Exponent (E)   2 (sample)   5   0   -10   128   -1   3. For each of the following floating-point binary examples.0  +. For each of the following binary floating-point numbers.0 .000101                 Base 10 Fraction 1  5/8 Base 10 Decimal  1.0000011  11.00101  +100111.0101  1110. The first problem has been done for you: Binary Floating-Point  1.0001 10000011.101011  111.Floating-Point Binary Representation Updated 9/30/2002 Click here to view the answers 1.101  -.001  1101.11 (sample)  +1101. For each of the following exponent values. shown here in decimal.0000001101011 Sign.101 . supply the actual binary bits that would be used for an 8-bit exponent in the IEEE Short Real format.1  101. For each of the following floating-point binary numbers. supply the complete binary representation of the number in IEEE Short Real format.00111  10000.101 (sample)  11. supply the equivalent value as a base 10 fraction. Mantissa 1  01111111  11000000000000000000000         Normalized As 1. The first answer has been supplied for you: Binary Value  -1. The first answer has been supplied for you: Binary Value 10000. and then as a base 10 decimal.0000011001   4.

Indicate whether or not each of the following MOV instructions is valid: (notate: V = valid.ax mov si. mov ds.cl mov edx.7F65h h. mov ss. mov edx. h.es   g.dh mov ax.16   . mov edx. mov 0FABh. j. mov 123.edx d.dh mov ip. I = invalid) a. mov dx. l.Register and Immediate Operands This topic covers the MOV instruction. k. mov ax.-1 j.ds mov c.-2 a.esi f.dh b.cl e. mov si.100h l.1000h k. mov ds.bl c. applied to register and immediate operands. ecx.6F23458h i.bx b. mov dx. i. mov si. mov ds.ax mov ax.es 2. 1. Indicate whether or not each of the following MOV instructions is valid: (notate: V = valid. mov ax.ax f. mov al.di e.ax d. mov ecx. mov si. mov al. I = invalid) g. Click here to view the answers .

0B6D4h add al.1 mov bh. ZR/NZ) mov ax.0B9F6h sub si.0 dec dx mov ax.720h sub ax.A69Fh   5. ZR/NZ) mov ax.0F6h   6. and Zero flags after the following instructions have executed? (notate: CY/NC. ZR/NZ) mov ax. What will be the values of the Carry. What will be the value of the Sign flag after each of the following instruction sequences has executed? (notate: PL = positive. c.f.96A1h   4.695Fh add cx.2 sub bh. si. mov ax.8000h add cx.3 mov dx. Sign. b. PL/NG. and Zero flags after the following instructions have executed? (notate: CY/NC. PL/NG. PL/NG.0B9F6h sub si. What will be the values of the Overflow. What will be the values of the Carry. f. Sign.7FFEh add ax. and Zero flags after the following instructions have executed? (notate: OV/NV. Sign. e.620h sub ah.9874h mov cx. What will be the values of the Carry.0FFFFh sub ax. and Zero flags after the following instructions have executed? (notate: CY/NC.0B3h   8. Sign.22h mov si. ZR/NZ) mov . PL/NG.0E6h   7. d.9874h mov cx. NG = negative) a.

127 dec bl   9. OV/NV. ZR/NZ) mov ah. What will be the values of the Carry. and Zero flags after the following instructions have executed? (notate: CY/NC. and Zero flags after the following instructions have executed? (notate: CY/NC.4097 add cx. Sign.60 . PL/NG.bl. OV/NV. What will be the values of the Carry. Overflow. Overflow. ZR/NZ) mov cx.1001h   10.56 add ah. PL/NG. Sign.

offset aString+2 mov al. Click here to view the answers . f. d. b.   mov eax.Direct Memory Operands Updated 9/30/2002 This topic covers the MOV instruction. c.) a. d.dwordVal mov esi.offset dwordVal mov si. e.offset byteVal mov dx.3.byteVal mov dx.   mov ax.wordVal+2 mov ecx.3000h. I = invalid) a. Indicate whether or not each of the following MOV instructions is valid: (notate: V = valid.offset aString mov al. b. mov eax.data byteVal wordVal dwordVal aString   BYTE 1.wordVal mov .offset byteVal mov dx.4000h DWORD 12345678h. indicate "I" as the answer.offset byteVal+1 3. c. e.aString mov esi. Indicate the hexadecimal value moved to the destination operand by each of the following MOV instructions: (If any instruction is invalid.2. I = invalid) a. applied to direct memory operands and operands with displacements. Use the following data declarations for Questions 1-4.34567890h BYTE "ABCDEFG". Assume that the offset of byteVal is 00000000h.2000h.wordVal mov ecx. f. Indicate whether or not each of the following MOV instructions is valid: (notate: V = valid.4 WORD 1000h. b.dwordVal mov si. .byteVal 2.0 1. and that all code runs in Protected mode.

offset dwordVal 4. Indicate the hexadecimal value moved to the destination operand by each of the following MOV instructions: (If any instruction is invalid.offset aString mov al. d.dwordVal) DWORD byteVal DWORD wordVal 5. b. esi.7.wordVal-2 mov eax. indicate "I" as the answer.2. d. eax.wordVal+4 ecx. indicate "I" as the answer. mov ecx.aString+2 mov edi.dwordVal+2 mov dx.dwordValSiz al.6.offset byteVal+2 b. Indicate the hexadecimal value moved to the destination operand by each of the following MOV instructions: (If any instruction is invalid.) a. indicate "I" as the answer. e. g. c. mov ax.   mov mov mov mov mov eax.offset wordVal mov esi. esi. Assume that the offset of byteVal is 0000: .5 WORD (\$ .dwordVal mov esi.offset wordVal+4 mov e.offset aString-1   Use the following data declarations for Questions 5-6.) mov a. b."XY" WORD 2 DUP(6).ptrByte mov esi.   ecx.dwordVal+4 si.data byteVal wordVal dwordVal dwordValSiz ptrByte ptrWord   BYTE 3 DUP(0FFh). Indicate the hexadecimal value moved to the destination operand by each of the following MOV instructions: (If any instruction is invalid. d.) a. e.byteVal+4 6. mov dx. f.ptrWord mov .wordVal+4 c.offset wordVal dx.2 DWORD 8. c.c.dwordVal+4 mov d.

offset dwordVal+2 .e.   edi.

and indexed memory operands.offset aString mov al.byteVal[dx]   2.data byteVal wordVal dwordVal aString pntr   db dw dd db dw 1. mov si.[bx+dwordVal] d. mov ax.[di] mov ax.pntr add word ptr [bx]. Assume that the offset of byteVal is 0000: . Click here to view the answers . mov [bx].2 g. Use the following data declarations.2000h.[edi+dwordVal] d.3. indicate "I" as the answer. mov ecx. mov bx. add dx.offset pntr mov si. indicate "I" as the answer.wordVal[di] c.4000h 12345678h.offset byteVal mov al.byteVal[si] b.Indirect and Indexed Operands This topic covers the MOV instruction.6 mov dx. mov si.) .4 mov ecx. applied to indirect. xchg al.2. based.4 1000h.[bx] e.0 wordVal 1. mov di. mov si.[si] g. mov ax.3000h. mov bx.offset aString+2 inc byte ptr [si] f. Indicate the hexadecimal value of the final destination operand after each of the following code fragments has executed: (If any instruction is invalid.al e. mov di. Indicate whether or not each of the following instructions is valid: (notate: V = valid. Indicate the hexadecimal value of the final destination operand after each of the following code fragments has executed: (If any instruction is invalid.byteVal+1 mov [si].[si+2]   3. xchg al. I = invalid) a.[si+1] b.) a.[bx+4] f.34567890h "ABCDEFG".[cx+wordVal] c.

si mov dx.pntr add edi.[si+4] mov edi. e.0 mov di.[edi] mov esi.pntr xchg ax.offset aString mov dl.8 mov eax. c. xchg si.pntr mov dl. b.a.[esi] mov esi.wordVal mov ax.pntr xchg [si].[esi+2]   . d.offset aString xchg esi.

.5678h. the first challenge is to have a clear mental picture of the storage (the mapping) of variables to memory locations.Mapping Variables to Memory When you're trying to learn how to address memory. 16-bit. Right-click here to download the same table as an Adobe Acrobat file. and assume that the offset of arrayW is 0000: .data arrayW ptr1 arrayB arrayD WORD 1234h. Use the following data declarations. and 8-bit values. and fill in the hexacecimal contents of every memory location with the correct 32-bit.40h DWORD 40302010h Click here to view a memory mapping table (GIF). Print this table.9ABCh WORD offset arrayD BYTE 10h.30h.20h.

4. Solution program. Solution program. 2. Using the array created in the previous question. display a memory window containing the array.1 Required reading: Chapter 13 1. and then displays the converted character. Hint: Use INT 21h for the character input.NNB08 3. Write a program that reads a series of ten lowercase letters from input (without displaying it). Write a program that inputs a string of characters (using a loop) and stores each character in an array. Write a program that inputs a single character and redisplays (echoes) it back to the screen. Using CodeView. Solution program. Solution program . redisplay the array on the screen. 5. converts each character to uppercase.     .MS-DOS Function Calls . Solution program. Write a program that displays a string using INT 21h function 9. (Contents of memory window after the loop executes:) 000A 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 4A 4B 4C 4D ABCDEFGHIJKLM 0017 4E 4F 50 51 52 53 54 00 4E 4E 42 30 38 NOPQRST.

Write a program that inputs a string of up to 80 characters using DOS function 3Fh. Limit the input to ten characters. Use the values to set the system date with DOS function 2Bh. Write a program that inputs the month. and year from the user. 2. Hint: Use the Readint function from the book's link library to input the integer values.MS-DOS Function Calls . Redisplay the string backwards. Write a program that inputs a string using DOS function 0Ah. Solution program. 4.2 Required reading: Chapter 13 1. Write a program that uses DOS function 2Ah to get and display the system date. Solution program . you must have administrator privileges to run this program. Solution program . After the input. day. 3. display a count on the screen of the actual number of characters typed by the user.) Solution program.       . Use the following display format: yyyy-m-d. (Under Windows NT/200.

. skip 2. so we set parity bit 8 to zero. 13.8   2. . 12.. This produces even parity for the combined group of bits 2. 4   2. or sets . 3. 20. skip 8. of bits. 10. P1: To calculate the parity bit in position 1. . 18.16   1. 19. As we will see later. The sum is odd. use 8.4. which is an arbitrary decision. (table 5) It is useful to view each row in this table as a bit group. and 11: (1+0+0+1+1 = 3). 9. * Some of the hints (3rd column) only make sense for larger code words. and 12: (1+0+0+1 = 2). we begin calculating and inserting each of the parity bits. we sum the bits in positions 3. 20. 7.2.16   1. 13. we sum the bits in positions 5. 17.   use 8. leaving the parity even: 1 0 2 1 3 1 4 0 5 1 6 0 7 0 8 0 9 1 10 1 11 1 12 1 .8   1.8   4. so we set parity bit 4 to zero. 12. 9. .2. 15   16. use 4.   use 2. 7. let's use the 8-bit data value 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1.16 (table 4) Turning this data around in a more useful way. 3. skip 4.. 10. 4   1. 19. 11. so parity bit 1 should be assigned a value of 0.. and 11: (1+1+0+1+1 = 4). 11. 14.4. 3. We might just as easily have decided to use odd parity. 21   8. 5. we sum the bits in positions 9. 17. 7. 14..8   1.. Encoding a Data Value Now it's time to put all of this information together and create a code word. 19   4.4.16   2. so we assign a value of 1 to parity bit 2.8   1. 7.. Let's start by filling in the data bits: 1 P 2 P 3 1 4 P 5 1 6 0 7 0 8 P 9 1 10 1 11 1 12 1 Next.. skip 1. 2   1. 6..2. the following table shows exactly which data bits are checked by each parity bit in a 21-bit code word: Parity Bit 1 2 4 8 16   Checks the following Data Bits   1.8   2..is checked by parity bits   1. 15. 5. This results in even parity.long: Data Bit 3 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 . 11. 9. . 10. skip 16. we allow the parity to remain even: 1 0 2 P 3 1 4 P 5 1 6 0 7 0 8 P 9 1 10 1 11 1 12 1 P2: To generate the parity bit in position 2.. 7.. 10. which will produce a 12-bit code word.16   4. 10. 18. 11 and 12: (1+1+1+1 = 4). we sum the bits in positions 3. 15. skip 1. We will use even parity for each bit group.2.   use 4. 21   2. and 11: 1 0 2 1 3 1 4 P 5 1 6 0 7 0 8 P 9 1 10 1 11 1 12 1 P4: To generate the parity bit in position 4. skip 2. 7. 14. 15. 13. This sum is even (indicating even parity ). 6. leaving the parity even: 1 0 2 1 3 1 4 0 5 1 6 0 7 0 8 P 9 1 10 1 11 1 12 1 P8: To generate the parity bit in position 8. 6. use 1. This results in even parity. 6. 21   Hint*   use 1.4   1. 6..   use 16. 5. error correcting using the Hamming encoding method is based on the intersections between these groups. For the first example.8   1. 7.4. By doing this. use 2.

11   2. 5. 12 But then. 5. 11   4. 3. see Tanenbaum. For an excellent introductory discussion of error-correcting codes. 7. 12   8. but 7 occurs in group 1. 7. producing 011011001111. 12 Example 3: Suppose that bit 6 was reversed. Fourth Edition (1999). 11   2. 10. 5. 6. so again the error bit is identified: Parity Bit 1 2 4 8   Bit Group   1. Structured Computer Organization. it can be corrected. which has even parity. 11. 7. 12   8. This is accomplished by counting the 1 bits in each bit group (mentioned earlier) and verifying that each has even parity. 5. Detecting a Single Error When a code word is received. 3. 2. 10. 11. 12 8. would have even parity because bits 5 and 7 would counteract each other: Parity Bit 1 2 4   Bit Group   1. 7. 9. 3. But toggling bit 2 would not to fix the error--it would simply make it worse. for example. Discrete Mathematics and Applied Modern Algebra . 11. 7   4. Henry B. After eliminating all bits from this group that also appear in other groups. 9. 6. 7. 6. Groups 1 and 4. As long as only a single bit was altered. 12 If one of these groups produces an odd number of bits. 3. Multiple Errors If two errors were to occur. Consider. This leaves bit 6 as the only choice as the incorrect bit. 11   4. producing 011110001111. Andrew. 11   2. 5.All parity bits have been created. 7 This would incorrectly lead us to the conclusion that bit 2 is the culprit. 5. 10. 1984. Chapter 1: Group Codes.   . 9. 10. The method can be best shown using concrete examples. Here are the bit groups for a 12-bit code value: Parity Bit 1 2 4 8   Bit Group   1. 6. here is a good explanation of the mathematics: Laufer. 9. Notice that two bits are shared by these two groups (their intersection): 6 and 7: Parity Bit 1 2 4 8   Bit Group   1. The bit groups based on parity bit 2 would have odd parity. pp. Example 2: Suppose that bit 7 was reversed. Example 1: Suppose that the bit in position 4 was reversed. 7. 6. 11   4. 10. 3. Prindle. the receiver knows that a transmission error occurred. The only bit that is shared by all three groups (the intersection of the three sets of bits) is bit 7. 5. but it would not be possible to correct the error. 9. 9. 3. on the other hand. the receiver must verify the correctness of the data. Recall that we arbitrarily decided to use even parity when creating code words. we could detect the presence of an error. Weber & Scmidt. and 4 would have odd parity. 10. 3. The bit groups based on parity bits 1. The groups based on parity bits 2 and 4 would have odd parity. If you would like to learn how to construct your own error-correcting codes. 7   2. 7. thus correcting the transmission error. 6. 6. 61-64. 7. 3. 6. and the resulting code word is: 011010001111. that both bits 5 and 7 were incorrect. the only remaining bit is bit 4. as it is the only bit that does not occur in groups 1 and 4. 5. 7. producing 011010101111. The receiver would toggle this bit. The receiver would detect an odd parity in the bit group associated with parity bit 4.

1.   . Write instructions that will jump to a label named Target if either bit 0. Clear bits 4-6 in the BL register without affecting any other bits. Write instructions that jump to a label named Target if bits 0.Boolean and Comparison Instructions Click here to view the Answers AND and OR Instructions 1. 2. 3. 1. or 2 is set in the AL register (the remaining bits are unimportant). Set bits 3-4 in the CL register without affecting any other bits. 4. and 2 in the AL register are all set (the remaining bits are unimportant).

. If it does. we check the file's attribute byte at offset 0Bh . loads the directory and FAT into memory. Fortunately.2) * 1) + 33 = 34 Cluster Display Program In this section. The most important task here is to check the first character of each directory entry to see if it refers to a filename. If the current cluster number is even. On a 1. For example. cluster n is represented by the entry at offset n * 2 in the table. producing a new cluster number of 5. Let's follow the cluster chain starting with cluster 3. keep the lowest 12 bits of the 16-bit word. keep the highest 12 bits of the 16-bit word. 2. The word at offset 6 is 6005h (0110 0000 0000 0101). resulting in an integer quotient. The following is a sample of the program’s output: The main procedure displays a greeting. FAT entry 4 contains the number 5.. so we take the lowest 12 bits of 6005h. A 1. so we multiply by 1. If the current cluster number is odd. We return to step 1 and calculate the offset of cluster 4 in the FAT table: The current cluster number is 4. and displays the list of clusters owned by each file. using three steps: 1. Subtract 2 from the cluster number and multiply the result by the disk's sectors per cluster. Let's look at part of a sample 12-bit FAT in raw form (shown by Debug) so we can decode its structure: F0 FF FF FF 4F 00 05 60-00 07 80 00 09 A0 00 0B C0 00 0D E0 00 0F 00 01-11 20 01 13 40 01 15 60 A decoded form of entries 2 through 9 is shown here: Entry: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 .. Divide the cluster number by 2. we will demonstrate a program that reads a 1. so we calculate Int(4 /2) + 4 = 6. Add the starting sector number of the data area.44MB disk. a 16-bit FAT is easier to decode. and this indicates that cluster 4 is the next cluster. For example. In a 16-bit FAT. so we keep the highest 12 bits (0000 0000 0100). producing the offset of the cluster's entry in the FAT. We need to examine this entry to determine the next cluster number allocated to the file. The value 6 is even. our cluster number (3) is odd. Add the same cluster number to this quotient. Value: <FFF> <004> <005> <006> <007> <008> <009> <00A> . cluster number 3 is located at sector 34: ((3 . Here is how we find its matching entry in the FAT. Finding the Starting Sector Given a cluster number. Using cluster 3 as a sample. this is sector 33. because entries do not cross byte boundaries. we need to know how to calculate its starting sector number: 1..44MB diskette in drive A. this results in Int(3 /2) + 3 = 4. 2. You can can track down all clusters allocated to a particular file by following what is called a cluster chain. The 16-bit word at offset 4 contains 004Fh (0000 0000 0100 1111).44MB disk has one sector per cluster. and loops through each directory entry. loads its file allocation table and root directory into a buffer. Therefore.Decoding a 12-bit File Allocation Table In this section we present a simple program that loads the file allocation table and root directory from a diskette (in drive A). and displays each filename along with a list of all clusters allocated to the file. 3. so we look at offset 4 in the FAT.

---------------------------------------------------------mov ax. old cluster even? jc E1 .0 .---------------------------------------------------------DisplayFilename PROC . return new cluster number pop cx . . no: keep high 12 bits and dx.@data mov ds. .si call Writestring mov ah.fattable[bx] .20h int 21h ret DisplayFilename ENDP .dx . restore regs pop bx ret Next_FAT_entry ENDP .0FFFh . Set upt DS.push cx mov bx. copy the number shr bx.1 . new cluster OFFSET mov dx.1 .---------------------------------------------------------mov byte ptr [si+11].ax .2 . display a space mov dl. display a heading. yes: keep low 12 bits jmp E2 E1: shr dx. clear screen.4 . SI points to filename mov dx.ax . Display the file name.---------------------------------------------------------Initialize PROC . DX = new cluster value shr ax.OFFSET heading .ax call ClrScr mov dx. shift 4 bits to the right E2: mov ax. divide by 2 add bx. display program heading call Writestring ret Initialize ENDP END main .

Write each of the following binary numbers in hexadecimal: 00000101 00001111 00010000 00010110 00001011 00011100 5 =g. h. b. d. b. and then convert it to its equivalent binary bit pattern. f. the binary number 1111 is equal to 15 decimal.   2. a. and hex B = 1011. f. d. 15 = 00001111 16 = 00010000 20 = 00010100 27 = 00011011 32 = 00100000 64 = 01000000 Hint: To calculate the decimal value of a binary number.10100000 = 0Bh A0h = l. d.01000000 = 16 64 =j. e. hex C= 1100. and so on. f. translate each hexadecimal digit into its corresponding four-bit binary pattern. For example. (You can also translate the digit to decimal.00100111 = 0Fh 27h = i.Answers: Binary and Hexadecimal Numbers 1.10101011 = 1Ch ABh Hint: To calculate the binary value of a hexadecimal number. Hint: To convert a binary number to its decimal equivalent.10100000 = 11 160 =l.00110000 = 05h 30h = h.) For example. e. Write each of the following decimal numbers in binary. 2 1 is 2.00110000 = 48 =h. add the value of each bit position containing a 1 to the number’s total value. The decimal value of 2 0 is 1. Write each of the following hexadecimal numbers in binary: 00000101 00001111 00010000 00010110 00001011 00011100 = g.   4. c. the binary number 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 may be interpreted in decimal as  (1 * 2 3) + (1 * 2 0).01100011 = 16h 63h = k.00100111 = 15 39 =i. a. evaluate each digit position as a power of 2. b.   3. 0005h = 00000101 b. Write each of the following binary numbers in decimal: 2 = 00000010 7 = 00000111 5 = 00000101 8 = 00001000 9 = 00001001 12 = 00001100 g. 0027h = 00100111 . c. For example. 000Fh = 00001111 g. l. and 1011 = B. j. a.01001000 = 10h 48h = j. For example. 2 2 is 4. a.01100011 = 22 99 =k. k. 1100 = C. c. 0030h = 00110000 h. translate each group of four bits to its equivalent hexadecimal digit.10101010 = 28 170 Hint: To calculate the hexadecimal value of a binary number. i. e.

l. 10100000 01100100 ABDEh = l. 00001011 001Ch = f. 0B30h = 2864 06DFh = 1759 1AB6h = 6838 0A63h = 2659 02A0h = 672 1FABh = 8107 . 0048h = 01001000 j. e. j. 0063h = 01100011 A064h = k. c. Also. Hint : 16 0 = 1. 16 2 = 256. 16 1 = 16. Write each of the following hexadecimal numbers in decimal: Hint: To calculate the decimal value of a hexadecimal number. 00011100   i. 10101011 11011110 5. i. For example. 0010h = 00010000 d. k. multiply each hexadecimal digit by its corresponding power of 16.   00D5h = 213 002Fh = 47 0110h = 272 0216h = 534 004Bh = 75 041Ch = 1052 g.c. d. and 16 3 = 4096. b. you can use the following Hexadecimal digit table as an aid: Extended Hexadecimal Digits A = 10 C = 12 E = 14 Answers: B = 11 D = 13 F = 15 a. f. The sum of these products is the decimal value of the number. h. 0016h = 00010110 000Bh = e. hexadecimal 12A = (1 * 256) + (2 * 16) + (10 * 1) = 298.

c. a.   +32469 = d. 0D000h = N d. Write each of the following 8-bit signed binary integers in decimal: -2 = 11111110 -7 = 11111001 -128 = 10000000 -16 = 11110000 e. = FF00h . +32785 V = I +32767 = e. c. -1 = FFFFh -8193 g. +127 = 01111111 Hint: If the highest bit is set. b. Indicate the sign of each of the following 16-bit hexadecimal integers: a. create the decimal representation of the number.   7FB9h = P 8123h = N c. Which of the following integers are valid 16-bit signed decimal integers? g. c. -1 = 11111111 g. 32785 V = I -32768 = f. = DFFFh -256 h. Write each of the following signed decimal integers in 8-bit binary notation: Hint: Remove the sign. convert the number to its two's complement. +65535 V = I 4. and then prepend a negative sign to the answer. 10000001 = -127   3. b. +15 = 00001111 f. 01010101 = +85 a. 10000000 = -128 d. d. 11111111 = -1 b.   2.Answers: Signed Integers 1. Write each of the following signed decimal integers as a 16-bit hexadecimal value: a. -56 = 11001000 h. 00001111 = +15 h. and then convert it to its two's complement. -42 = FFD6h -127 = FF81h -4096 = F000h -16 = FFF0h e. 11110000 = -16 c. 32768 = 8000h f. b. b. d. a. create the binary representation of the number. 10101111 = -81 i. 649Fh = P 5. 11111100 = -4 j.

For each of the following floating.0000011001   Normalized As 1. The first answer has been supplied for you: Exponent (E) 2 5 0 -10 128 -1   10000001 10000100 01111111 01110101 11111111 01111110 Binary Representation 3. shown here in decimal.101101 1.101 .00101 1.0000011 1.0101  1110.point binary numbers. The first answer has been supplied for you: Binary Value  -1.101011  111.000011 1.0234375  3.0 .00111  10000. supply the normalized value and the resulting exponent.0001 10000011. Exponent. 1 . so click here to view a tutorial. supply the actual binary bits that would be used for an 8.01 1. supply the equivalent value as a base 10 fraction.point numbers. The first problem has been done for you: Binary Floating-Point  1.point binary examples. supply the complete binary representation of the number in IEEE Short Real format.11  1.bit exponent in the IEEE Short Real format.671875  7.00101  +100111.101  -.11  +1101.11 1101.0  +. and then as a base 10 decimal.1  101.5  5.125  13.078125 Base 10 Decimal 2. Mantissa 1  01111111  11000000000000000000000 0  10000010  10110100000000000000000 1  01111100  01000000000000000000000 0  10000100  00111000000000000000000 0  01111000  10101100000000000000000 .21875  16. For each of the following binary floating.1001 Exponent 4 3 -3 0 7 -6 4. For each of the following floating.0000001101011   Sign.101  11.0001 1.75  1.0000011  11.Answers: Floating-Point Binary Updated 9/30/2002 There is no section of the book covering this topic. The first answer has been supplied for you: Binary Value 10000.3125  14.001  1101.000101 Base 10 Fraction 1  5/8  3  3/4 1 1/2 5  1/8 13  5/16 14  7/32 16  43/64 7  3/128 3  5/64  1.625  3. For each of the following exponent values.

mov al.bx V   dx.16 dx.mov e.ds 0FABh.mov b.mov f.dh ss.dh ip.mov l.bl I ecx.7F65h ecx.ax ax.   mov h.mov j.ax V   ds.mov h. I = invalid) a.esi edx.dh ax.mov f.6F23458h si.edx V            si.ax si.     mov j.cl edx.es I g.1000h al.mov d.Answers: Register and Immediate Operands 1.es V I I I I V 2.mov     ax.ax si.100h V  V V V I I g.   mov i.mov 123.mov i.mov e. Indicate whether or not each of the following MOV instructions is valid: (notate: V = valid.-2 I I I I V V .di V   ds.mov k.mov b.mov c.   mov l.cl edx.mov   ax.mov d.   mov k. Indicate whether or not each of the following MOV instructions is valid: (notate: V = valid.mov c. I = invalid) a.-1 ds.

sub ds. mov bh. mov si. dec edx V i.1000h V j. dec ip Icannot modify IP h.di source too e. NC = no carry) a. mov cx.Answers: Addition and Subtraction Instructions 1. add edx.9874h f. sub ah. mov al. Indicate whether or not each of the following instructions is valid.2 sub bh. What will be the value of the Zero flag after each of the following instruction sequences has executed? (notate: ZR = zero.256 l.dx d.0 dec dx CY NC ?? (Carry not affected by INC and DEC) CY d.0FFFFh          add ax.0DFh add al.0B9F6h sub si.1 Isegment reg g. a.32h e. mov ax.90000 Ilarge cannot use f.bx b. add ecx. add dx. What will be the value of the Carry flag after each of the following instruction sequences has executed? (notate: CY = carry. add bx. add ax.695Fh sub cx. inc ax.1 b.A218h   NC CY 3. sub V si. NZ = not zero) .126h I source too large sub source k.2 c.1 Iextraneous operand   2.bl V operand Isize mismatch I c. Ilarge too al. mov dx.

96A1h ZR ZR NZ NZ NZ ZR   4. f.9874h mov cx.32h mov si.0FFFFh     sub ax.1 mov bh.A69Fh PL NG NG NG PL PL   5. PL/NG. d.0 dec dx mov ax.0DFh add al.2 sub bh. e.2 mov dx. and Zero flags after the following instructions have executed? (notate: CY/NC.8000h add cx.1 mov bh. PL/NG.620h sub ah.0 dec dx mov al.PL. b. ZR/NZ) mov ax. e. b. What will be the values of the Carry. Sign.0B9F6h sub si. What will be the values of the Carry.9874h mov cx. c.720h sub ax. c. f.0FFFFh      add ax. ZR/NZ) mov ax.0E6h   NC.695Fh add cx.2 sub bh.NZ 7.PL.3 mov dx. and Zero flags after the following instructions have executed? . and Zero flags after the following instructions have executed? (notate: CY/NC.NZ 6. What will be the value of the Sign flag after each of the following instruction sequences has executed? (notate: PL = positive. mov ax. What will be the values of the Carry. NG = negative) a.a.7FFEh add ax.22h mov si. mov ax. Sign.0F6h   CY.0B9F6h sub si. Sign. d.

ZR 10. What will be the values of the Carry.PL.NV.NZ 8.NZ . and Zero flags after the following instructions have executed? (notate: OV/NV.127 dec bl   NV. OV/NV.NV.4097 add cx. ZR/NZ) mov bl. Sign.(notate: CY/NC. PL/NG.0B6D4h add al.NZ 9.NG. Sign. and Zero flags after the following instructions have executed? (notate: CY/NC. PL/NG.NG. Overflow. ZR/NZ) mov cx. Overflow. ZR/NZ) mov ax. OV/NV. What will be the values of the Overflow. Sign.1001h   CY.60 CY. and Zero flags after the following instructions have executed? (notate: CY/NC.56 add ah. PL/NG.0B3h   CY. What will be the values of the Carry. ZR/NZ) mov ah.NG. PL/NG.

mov dx.offset aString mov al.aString mov esi. Indicate whether or not each of the following MOV instructions is valid: (notate: V = valid.) mov a. d.2. d.   mov ax. ax.dwordVal mov esi. f.data byteVal wordVal dwordVal aString   BYTE 1.byteVal mov dx.offset aString+2 mov al.dwordVal mov si.3. c. I = invalid) a.4000h DWORD 12345678h.wordVal c. b.   mov eax. Indicate whether or not each of the following MOV instructions is valid: (notate: V = valid. c.4 WORD 1000h. .byteVal I V V I V V 2. b.wordVal+2 mov ecx.3000h. mov ecx. indicate "I" as the answer.offset byteVal mov dx.offset dwordVal mov si.dwordVal mov 00000000h 1000h 12345678h . I = invalid) a. f. Indicate the hexadecimal value moved to the destination operand by each of the following MOV instructions: (If any instruction is invalid. and that all code runs in Protected mode.offset byteVal+1 V V V I V I 3.Answers: Direct Memory Operands Updated 9/30/2002 Use the following data declarations for Questions 1-4.2000h.offset byteVal b.34567890h BYTE "ABCDEFG". Assume that the offset of byteVal is 00000000h. e.0 1. e.wordVal mov ecx.

2 DWORD 8. dx."XY" WORD 2 DUP(6).offset dwordVal 4. mov si.data byteVal wordVal dwordVal dwordValSiz ptrByte ptrWord   BYTE 3 DUP(0FFh). mov ecx. mov al.offset aString-1   00000002h 3000h 34567890h 00000008h 00000013h Use the following data declarations for Questions 5-6. mov dx.2. Indicate the hexadecimal value moved to the destination operand by each of the following MOV instructions: (If any instruction is invalid.dwordVal+4 d.dwordVal+4 mov d. Assume that the offset of byteVal is 0000: .6. mov dx.) mov a. esi. esi.wordVal-2 c. mov ax.dwordVal+2 mov b.offset wordVal+4 mov e.offset wordVal mov e.offset byteVal+2 b.5 WORD (\$ . ecx.) mov a. eax.7. indicate "I" as the answer. indicate "I" as the answer. Indicate the hexadecimal value moved to the destination operand by each of the following MOV instructions: (If any instruction is invalid.) a. eax. esi.wordVal+4 mov c. Indicate the hexadecimal value moved to the destination operand by each of the following MOV instructions: (If any instruction is invalid. esi.wordVal+4 c. indicate "I" as the answer. mov al.   00000004h 00000014h 43h ('C') 0000000Ch mov edi.d.dwordVal) DWORD byteVal DWORD wordVal 5.offset aString f.dwordValSiz e. mov I 5958h ("YX") 00000000h * .offset wordVal b.byteVal+4     00000006h 0002h 00000007h 0010h 58h('X') 6.aString+2 g.

.eax.ptrByte d. edi.bit register.ptrWord mov e. mov esi.offset dwordVal+2 00000006h   0000000Eh * The two character bytes are automatically reversed when loaded into a 16.

mov di.[si] V I (memory to memory not permitted) I ( DX is not a base or index register) g.2.3.mov si.[si+1] 2 b.data byteVal wordVal dwordVal aString pntr   db dw dd db dw 1.offset aString+2 inc byte ptr [si] 44h('D') f.4 1000h.add not a dx.4 mov ecx. xchg al.[cx+wordVal] base or index register) c.pntr add word ptr [bx].6 mov dx.) a.mov f. I = invalid) a. indicate "I" as the answer.mov ecx.mov si.[bx+dwordVal] 34567890h d.byteVal+1 mov [si]. Assume that the offset of byteVal is 0000: .mov bx.4000h 12345678h.wordVal[di] 4000h c.mov bx.offset byteVal mov al. Indicate whether or not each of the following instructions is valid: (notate: V = valid.3000h.byteVal[si] I (operand size mismatch) I (CX is b.[bx] V e. Indicate the hexadecimal value of the final destination operand after each of the following code fragments has executed: (If any instruction is invalid.[bx+4] [bx].34567890h "ABCDEFG".offset aString mov al.mov si.[edi+dwordVal] V d.al 2 e.2000h.0 wordVal 1.Answers: Indirect and Indexed Operands Use the following data declarations.mov ax.2 1002h .mov ax.xchg al.byteVal[dx]   2.

xchg si. mov ax. mov di.0 mov di.[si+4] c. mov esi. mov esi.wordVal b.[edi] d. mov edi.[esi+2]   I (memory to memory not permitted) dx = 3000h 12345678h I (esi and pntr have different sizes) 43h ('C') .[si+2] 2000h   3.[esi] e.[di] mov ax.) a.pntr mov dl.si mov dx.8 mov eax.offset pntr mov si.pntr add edi. indicate "I" as the answer.offset aString xchg esi.pntr xchg [si].g.pntr xchg ax.offset aString mov dl. Indicate the hexadecimal value of the final destination operand after each of the following code fragments has executed: (If any instruction is invalid.

MEMORY MAP Write the names of variables next to their corresponding memory locations doubleword word byte 0000 0001 0002 0003 0004 0005 0006 0007 0008 0009 000A 000B 000C 000D 000E 000F 0010 0011 0012 0013 0014 0015 0016 0017 .

INCLUDE Irvine16.(echoes) it back to the screen.code main proc mov ax.Problem statement: .ax mov ah. character output .2 mov dl. input character with echo .Title MS-DOS Example (DOS1-1.@data mov ds.character input. Hint: Use INT 21h for the .al int 21h exit main endp end main . AL = character .ASM) .Write a program that inputs a single character and redisplays .inc .1 int 21h mov ah.

(using a loop) and stores each character in an array.data COUNT = 20 charArray db COUNT dup(0).@data mov ds. input character with echo int 21h . INCLUDE Irvine16.code main proc mov ax. .Display a memory dump in CodeView showing the array.Write a program that inputs a string of characters . next array position Loop L1 .inc .1 . repeat loop exit main endp end main . Problem statement: .offset charArray mov cx.ASM) .Title MS-DOS Example (DOS1-2. save in array inc si .COUNT L1: mov ah.0 .ax mov si. AL = character mov [si].al .

data COUNT = 20 charArray db COUNT dup(0).offset charArray mov cx. save in array inc si . INCLUDE Irvine16. input character with echo int 21h .Redisplay the array at the end of the program. start new line mov si.ax mov si.@data mov ds.0 .code main proc mov ax.inc .ASM) .[si] . AL = character mov [si].COUNT L2: mov ah. Redisplay the array on the screen call Crlf .al . Problem statement: . next array position Loop L1 . .Write a program that inputs a string of characters . display the character inc si Loop L2 call Crlf exit main endp end main . repeat loop .Title MS-DOS Example (DOS1-3.1 .offset charArray mov cx.2 .COUNT L1: mov ah. get char from array int 21h .(using a loop) and stores each character in an array. character output mov dl.

each character to uppercase.code main proc mov ax.@data mov ds.2 . no echo int 21h . input character.ASM) . AL = character sub al.7 .converted character. loop counter L1: mov ah. INCLUDE Irvine16.Problem statement: .ax mov cx. character must be in DL int 21h . and then displays the . repeat loop exit main endp end main .Write a program that reads a series of ten lowercase . display the character Loop L1 .COUNT .Title MS-DOS Example (DOS1-4. converts .inc COUNT = 10 .20h .letters from input (without displaying it). convert to upper case mov ah. character output function mov dl.al .

Title MS-DOS Example 1 (DOS1-5. DOS function #9 mov dx.0dh. INCLUDE Irvine16.INT 21h function 9.@data mov ds.data message db "Displaying a string". offset of the string int 21h .9 .ax mov ah.Problem statement: .code main proc mov ax.ASM) .0ah.inc .offset message .Write a program that displays a string using ."\$" . display it exit main endp end main .

as an index into the string mov ah. using SI . back up one position L1: mov dl.buffer[si] . get character count mov cx. Limit the input to ten characters.data COUNT = 11 keyboardArea label byte maxkeys db COUNT charsInput db ? buffer db COUNT dup(0) . put in loop counter mov si. MS-DOS char output function int 21h dec si .ax .Write a program that inputs a string using DOS .inc .ax . back up in buffer Loop L1 . Redisplay the string backwards.2 . buffered keyboard input mov dx.Problem statement: .offset keyboardArea int 21h call Crlf . loop through the string call Crlf exit main endp end main .code main proc mov ax.ax mov ah.Redisplay the string backwards INCLUDE Irvine16. get char from buffer mov ah.@data mov ds.function 0Ah.title MS-DOS Function Calls . point past end of string dec si .charsInput .0 mov al.ASM) . .2 (DOS2-1.0Ah .

Display the character count in AX that was . display AX .inc .title MS-DOS Function Calls . . INCLUDE Irvine16.ax mov ah.display a count on the screen of the actual number .@data mov ds. for two extra characters (CR/LF) buffer db (COUNT+2) dup(0) . and allow . call DOS to read the input . (minus 2 for the CR/LF characters) sub ax.offset buffer int 21h .ASM) .2 (DOS2-2. After the input.Problem statement: . returned by INT 21h function 3Fh .characters using DOS function 3Fh. input from file or device mov bx.of characters typed by the user.data COUNT = 80 .COUNT . keyboard device handle mov cx. max input count mov dx.code main proc mov ax.0 .Write a program that inputs a string of up to 80 . create the input buffer.3Fh .2 call Writedec call Crlf exit main endp end main .

and . INCLUDE Irvine16.offset yearPrompt call Writestring call Readint mov year.year mov dh.@data mov ds.title MS-DOS Function Calls .year from the user.2 (DOS2-3.data monthPrompt db "Enter the month: ". Use the values to set the system .day int 21h .offset blankLine call Writestring mov dx.0 yearPrompt db "Enter the year: ".2Bh .0 month db ? day db ? year dw ? . day.0dh.ax mov ah.offset monthPrompt call Writestring call Readint mov month.Write a program that inputs the month.Problem statement: .code main proc mov ax.0 blankLine db 30 dup(" "). set the date now .ax mov dx.(AL = FFh if the date could not be set) exit main endp .ASM) .offset dayPrompt call Writestring call Readint mov day.al mov dx.inc .month mov dl.al mov dx.offset blankLine call Writestring mov dx.0 dayPrompt db "Enter the day: ".date with DOS function 2Bh. MS-DOS Set Date function mov cx.

year call Writedec mov ah.2Ah . Use the .Write a program that uses DOS function 2Ah to .day .dl mov ax.cx mov month.2 mov dl. INCLUDE Irvine16.following display format: yyyy-m-d.data month db ? day db ? year dw ? .0 call Writedec mov ah."-" int 21h .inc .dh mov day.0 call Writedec call Crlf exit main endp end main . display the day mov ah.Problem statement: . get the date now mov year. display a hyphen mov al. display a hyphen mov al.month .2 mov dl. display the month mov ah."-" int 21h . MS-DOS Get Date function int 21h .2 (DOS2-4.get and display the system date.ASM) .code main proc mov ax.ax mov ah.title MS-DOS Function Calls .@data mov ds.

00000111b Target    Method two: Use the boolean rule that a^b^c == ~(~a v ~b v ~c) not AL test AL.10001111b 4.Answers: Boolean and Comparison Instructions   AND and OR Instructions 1. Method one: Clear all nonessential bits and compare the remaining ones with the mask value: and cmp je AL. test AL.00011000b .00000111b AL. jnz 3. or     CL.00000111b Target and BL.00000111b jz Target 2.