Tag: numbering systems

Internal Numeric Representation

Now we know how numeric systems work, it would be interesting to know what we can do with it. You can do surprisingly much with just one bit, maybe in more ways that you could imagine. Let’s take a look into how the computer internally represents numeric values. A bit is the smallest unit of…

By Rosa December 10, 2018 0

Computer Numbers: Binary & Hexadecimal

Last time, I talked about numbering systems and especially how the base numbering system works. We already know the decimal system best of all, because we use it every day. However, the computer is not fond of this system. It rather uses the binary systems for its numeric representations. But what has the hexadecimal systems…

By Rosa December 9, 2018 0

What is a number? Numeric Representations

Approved by Valentin Utkin It might sound like a silly question, but do you know what a number is? Many of you might answer something among the lines of “just a number”. However, a number to a computer is something completely different than what we perceive as a number. Representation So, what is a number…

By Rosa December 8, 2018 0