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

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

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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?

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    Do you only have a 4bit number representation?

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    http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negative_binary_numbers

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    In other words, with 8 bits, a negative 11 would be 10001011

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    thats so cool. who came up with this?!

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    That I do not know. Probably someone at IBM. :)

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    awesome. thanks for ur help!

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    You're welcome.

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