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Windows Debugging: Practical Foundations by Dmitry Vostokov

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Chapter 3. Number Representations

Numbers and Their Representations

Imagine a herder in ancient times trying to count his sheep. He has a certain number of stones (twelve):

Numbers and Their Representations

However he can only count up to three and arranges the total into groups of three:

Numbers and Their Representations

The last picture is a representation (a kind of notation) of the number of stones. We have one group of three groups of three stones plus a separate group of three stones. If he could count up to ten we would see the different representation of the same number of stones. We would have one group of ten ...

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