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Number Systems
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Common Number Systems

Used by humans? Yes No No No Used in computers? No Yes No No

System
Decimal Binary Octal Hexadecimal

Base Symbols
10 2 8 16 0, 1, 9 0, 1 0, 1, 7 0, 1, 9, A, B, F

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Quantities/Counting (1 of 3)
Decimal 0 1 2 Binary 0 1 10 HexaOctal decimal 0 1 2 0 1 2

3 4 5 6 7
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3 4 5 6 7

3 4 5 6 7
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Quantities/Counting (2 of 3)
Decimal 8 9 10 Binary 1000 1001 1010 HexaOctal decimal 10 11 12 8 9 A

11 12 13 14 15
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13 14 15 16 17

B C D E F

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Quantities/Counting (3 of 3)
Decimal 16 17 18 Binary 10000 10001 10010 HexaOctal decimal 20 21 22 10 11 12

19 20 21 22 23
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23 24 25 26 27

13 14 15 16 17

Etc.

Conversion Among Bases

The possibilities:
Decimal Octal

Binary

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Quick Example

Base

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Octal

Binary

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Base

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Binary to Decimal
Decimal Octal

Binary

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Binary to Decimal
Technique
Multiply each bit by 2n, where n is the weight of the bit The weight is the position of the bit, starting from 0 on the right Add the results

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Example
Bit 0 1010112 => 1 1 0 1 0 1 x x x x x x 20 21 22 23 24 25 = = = = = = 1 2 0 8 0 32 4310

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Binary to Octal
Decimal Octal

Binary

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Binary to Octal
Technique
Group bits in threes, starting on right Convert to octal digits

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Example
10110101112 = ?8

1 011 010 111

10110101112 = 13278
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Decimal Octal

Binary

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Technique
Group bits in fours, starting on right Convert to hexadecimal digits

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Example
10101110112 = ?16

10 1011 1011

10101110112 = 2BB16
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Decimal to Binary
Decimal Octal

Binary

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Decimal to Binary
Technique
Divide by two, keep track of the remainder First remainder is bit 0 (LSB, least-significant bit) Second remainder is bit 1 Etc.

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Example
12510 = ?2 2 125 2 62 2 31 2 15 7 2 3 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1

12510 = 11111012
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Decimal to Octal
Decimal Octal

Binary

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Decimal to Octal
Technique
Divide by 8 Keep track of the remainder

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Example
123410 = ?8

8 8 8 8

1234 154 19 2 0

2 2 3 2

123410 = 23228

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Decimal Octal

Binary

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Technique
Divide by 16 Keep track of the remainder

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Example
123410 = ?16

16 16 16

1234 77 4 0

2 13 = D 4

123410 = 4D216

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Octal to Binary
Decimal Octal

Binary

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Octal to Binary
Technique
Convert each octal digit to a 3-bit equivalent binary representation

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Example
7058 = ?2

111 000 101

7058 = 1110001012
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Octal to Decimal
Decimal Octal

Binary

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Octal to Decimal
Technique
Multiply each bit by 8n, where n is the weight of the bit The weight is the position of the bit, starting from 0 on the right Add the results

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Example

7248 =>

4 x 80 = 2 x 81 = 7 x 82 =

4 16 448 46810

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Decimal Octal

Binary

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Technique
Use binary as an intermediary

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Example
10768 = ?16 1 0 7 6

001
2

000
3

111

110
E

10768 = 23E16
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Decimal Octal

Binary

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Technique
Convert each hexadecimal digit to a 4-bit equivalent binary representation

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Example
10AF16 = ?2

0001 0000 1010 1111

10AF16 = 00010000101011112
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Decimal Octal

Binary

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Technique
Multiply each bit by 16n, where n is the weight of the bit The weight is the position of the bit, starting from 0 on the right Add the results

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Example

ABC16 =>

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Decimal Octal

Binary

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Technique
Use binary as an intermediary

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Example
1F0C16 = ?8 1 F 0 C

0001
1

1111
7 4

0000
1

1100
4

1F0C16 = 174148
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Exercise Convert ...

Decimal 33 Binary 1110101 Octal

703
1AF
Dont use a calculator!
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Exercise Convert

Decimal 33 117

Octal 41 165

21 75

451
431

111000011
110101111

703
657

1C3
1AF

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Common Powers (1 of 2)
Base 10
Power
10-12 10-9 10-6 10-3 103

Symbol p n m k

Value .000000000001 .000000001 .000001 .001 1000

106
109 1012

mega
giga tera

M
G T

1000000
1000000000 1000000000000

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Common Powers (2 of 2)
Base 2
Power
210 220 230

Symbol k M G

Value 1024 1048576 1073741824

What is the value of k, M, and G? In computing, particularly w.r.t. memory, the base-2 interpretation generally applies
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Example
In the lab 1. Double click on My Computer 2. Right click on C: 3. Click on Properties

/ 230 =

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Exercise Free Space

Determine the free space on all drives on a machine in the lab
Free space
Drive A: C: D: E: etc.

Bytes

GB

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Review multiplying powers

For common bases, add powers
ab ac = ab+c

or

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Binary Addition (1 of 2)
Two 1-bit values
A 0 0 1 1 B 0 1 0 1 A+B 0 1 1 10

two
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Binary Addition (2 of 2)
Two n-bit values
Add individual bits Propagate carries E.g., 10101 + 11001 101110
1 1

21 + 25 46

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Multiplication (1 of 3)
Decimal (just for fun)
35 x 105 175 000 35 3675
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Multiplication (2 of 3)
Binary, two 1-bit values
A 0 0 1 1 B 0 1 0 1 AB 0 0 0 1

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Multiplication (3 of 3)
Binary, two n-bit values
As with decimal values E.g., 1110 x 1011 1110 1110 0000 1110 10011010
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Fractions
Decimal to decimal (just for fun)

3.14 =>

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Binary to decimal
10.1011 => 1 1 0 1 0 1 x x x x x x 2-4 2-3 2-2 2-1 20 21 = = = = = = 0.0625 0.125 0.0 0.5 0.0 2.0 2.6875

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Fractions
Decimal to binary
3.14579
.14579 x 2 0.29158 x 2 0.58316 x 2 1.16632 x 2 0.33264 x 2 0.66528 x 2 1.33056 etc. p. 50 ITEC 1011

11.001001...

Exercise Convert ...

Decimal 29.8

Binary
101.1101

Octal

3.07 C.82
Dont use a calculator!
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Exercise Convert

Decimal 29.8
5.8125 3.109375 12.5078125

Binary Octal 11101.110011 35.63

101.1101 11.000111 1100.10000010 5.64 3.07 14.404

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