[Tfug] Speaking of zero...
waterhorse at ultrasw.com
Mon May 14 21:50:35 MST 2007
Robert Hunter wrote:
> Hi, William.
>> William Stott wrote:
>>> Recently, a conversion on zero was brought up in a class I am taking.
> If you don't mind me asking, which class?
> Hi, Paul.
>> The beginning is that there are two kinds of hardware even though there
>> aren't many examples of one of them (one's complement).
>> 1. twos complement: 0 (all bits off) is zero, all bits on is -1.
>> Lowest possible negative integer is 2**n (n is number of bits) highest
>> possible positive integer is 2**n - 1
> Substitute (n-1) for n...
Duh!! I knew that. Thanks,
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