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liliy

  • 3 years ago

suggest a possible way to represent negative numbers in binary....HELP PLZ:)

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  1. eSpeX
    • 3 years ago
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    A simple way would be to use a flag bit to denote a negative value.

  2. liliy
    • 3 years ago
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    no, i mean is there a way to write it down... ex) 11 written in binary is:1011. how do you write -11?

  3. eSpeX
    • 3 years ago
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    Do you only have a 4bit number representation?

  4. eSpeX
    • 3 years ago
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    http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negative_binary_numbers

  5. eSpeX
    • 3 years ago
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    In other words, with 8 bits, a negative 11 would be 10001011

  6. liliy
    • 3 years ago
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    thats so cool. who came up with this?!

  7. eSpeX
    • 3 years ago
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    That I do not know. Probably someone at IBM. :)

  8. liliy
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    awesome. thanks for ur help!

  9. eSpeX
    • 3 years ago
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    You're welcome.

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