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Ezakimak said: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.

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.

Very Helpfull, in a round about way.toader said:

The numbers is all I learned , Whats the basic translation for letters?toader said: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.

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!

Well, you are getting into logic truth tables now. A form of Boolean algebra. Not exactly binary.Underseer said:

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!

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.

*head explodesFreet said:Well, you are getting into logic truth tables now. A form of Boolean algebra. Not exactly binary............... hope this helped some anyway.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/lights/59e0/

and another reason to get one:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/lights/59e0/action/2103ebf/

Numbers without operators are pretty meaningless.Well, you are getting into logic truth tables now. A form of Boolean algebra. Not exactly binary.

Dracoy said: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!

There are 10 types of people in the world.....

Those who understand binary and those who don't.

Interesting... I got that same clock for Christmas...

/offtopic

anyone remember that awesome binary thread we had? That was so awesome until it got nuked,

anyone remember that awesome binary thread we had? That was so awesome until it got nuked,

Ezakimak said: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.

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.