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created: 07/04/96; 2nd edition: 03/20/01; corrected: 09/19/01; audio: 12/12/03; revised 05/19/2015


CHAPTER 6 — Number Representation

Patterns of bits can represent many different things. Anything that can be represented with symbols of any kind can be represented with bit patterns. This chapter shows how bit patterns are used to represent integers.


QUESTION 1:

What is your favorite number?