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Can anyone teach me binary?

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  1. Dracoy

    Dracoy IncGamers Member

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    Can anyone teach me binary?

    Yeah i want to learn thanks ><

    If you can teach me and give me some practice problems or even show me a good website that can help thanks!

    I never really knew what binary is but it seems that alot of people know it thanks!
     
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    Ezakimak IncGamers Member

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    101010=42

    0 1's
    1 2
    0 4's
    1 8
    0 16's
    1 32

    2+8+32=42


    Short and dirty explanation. If you need more I can explain in more detail, if someone doesn't beat me to it.
     
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    Thats the numeric explanation of binary.

    the farther number to the right represents a 1...then from right to left it goes:

    1,2,4,8,16,32,64,128,256....

    1= yes
    0= no

    just add up the Yes's (1's)

    Its different for the letters though, same principal kinda.
     
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    Ezakimak IncGamers Member

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    Very Helpfull, in a round about way.
     
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    Ezakimak IncGamers Member

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    The numbers is all I learned :) , Whats the basic translation for letters?
     
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    What about binary math, guys?

    not true = false
    not false = true

    true and true = true
    true and false = false
    false and true = false
    false and false = false

    true or true = true
    true or false = true
    false or true = true
    false or false = false

    true xor true = false
    true xor false = true
    false xor true = true
    false xor false = false

    true and not true = false
    true and not false = true
    false and not true = false
    false and not false = false

    Eh... you get the idea, I'm sure!
     
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    Well, you are getting into logic truth tables now. A form of Boolean algebra. Not exactly binary.

    Binary is simply a way of counting. We are used to counting in base 10.
    One, two, three...etc..., There's also a base 16 (hexadecimal)

    http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/h/hexadecimal.html


    base 8 (octal)

    http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/o/octal.html


    and then there is base 2 which is binary.

    http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/b/binary.html

    It happens that binary is best used when programing since it's easiest to make a processor only learn 2 states. Off and on. Thus the need to use base 2 to make it work.

    I hope this helped some anyway.
     
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    *head explodes
     
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    0110110001100101011100110110001001101001011000010110111000100000011000010111011001100001011101000110000101110010011100110010000001110010011101010110110001100101
     
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    Numbers without operators are pretty meaningless. :p
     
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    There are 10 types of people in the world.....

    Those who understand binary and those who don't.
     
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    Interesting... I got that same clock for Christmas...
     
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    /offtopic

    anyone remember that awesome binary thread we had? That was so awesome until it got nuked,
     
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    To elaborate a bit more on this, each place has a value of 2^(x-1) where x = the place going from right to left. The rightmost place is 2^(1-1)=2^0=1, the second rightmost place is 2^(2-1)=2^1=2, the third rightmost place is 2^(3-1)=2^2=4 and so on. As was stated above, multiple the digit in the place by the place's value and sum then all up.

    The same principle also hold for conventional (10-base) numbers. The rightmost place's value is 10^0=1 ,the second's is 10^1=10, the third is 10^2=100 and so on. That is why 568 = 5*100 + 6*10 + 8*1= 500 + 60 + 8.

    Another interesting bit of info is that binary is the reason for the common numbers that we see with computers, such at 128 and 256. When looking at specs on computers, I'm sure you'll see some with 128 or 256 MB of RAM. 256, for example, equals 2^8 and 128 equals 2^7. There really is no such things as 2^7.5 in the computer world which is why you don't see RAM chips that have 181.0193389... MB of RAM.
     
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