C. Number Systems

Objectives

In this appendix you’ll learn:

• Basic number-systems concepts, such as base, positional value and symbol value.

• How to work with numbers represented in the binary, octal and hexadecimal number systems.

• To abbreviate binary numbers as octal or hexadecimal numbers.

• To convert octal and hexadecimal numbers to binary.

• To convert between decimal values and their binary, octal and hexadecimal equivalents.

• To understand binary arithmetic and how negative binary numbers are represented using two’s-complement notation.

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