Self-Review Exercises

  1. D.1 The bases of the decimal, binary, octal and hexadecimal number systems are           ,           ,            and            respectively.

  2. D.2 In general, the decimal, octal and hexadecimal representations of a given binary number contain (more/fewer) digits than the binary number contains.

  3. D.3 (True/False) A popular reason for using the decimal number system is that it forms a convenient notation for abbreviating binary numbers simply by substituting one decimal digit per group of four binary bits.

  4. D.4 The [octal/hexadecimal/decimal] representation of a large binary value is the most concise (of the given alternatives).

  5. D.5 (True/False) The highest digit in any base is one more than the base.

  6. D.6 ...

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