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Speaking the Language of Computers - How Binary Works

Posted: December 10, 2005
Written By: Dan "Tweak Monkey" Kennedy

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Test Your Knowledge

1) How is 11 (decimal) written in binary?
a) 1001
b) 1101
c) 1011
d) 1111
2) What is a "bit"?
a) an integrated circuit
b) a binary digit
c) a binomial
d) a binary offset
3) What is 1101 - 1010?
a) 0011
b) 0010
c) 1000
d) 1001
4) Which cannot be represented with binary?
a) 0.501
b) -13
c) the color green
d) all of these can be represented by binary
5) An Internet connection is advertised at 7 mbps (7 megabits per second). What is the maximum download speed using this connection?
a) 1.2 megabytes/sec
b) 740 kilobits/sec
c) 896 kilobytes/sec
d) 7.168 megabyte/sec
6) Binary : Decimal ::
a) electronics : time
b) bin : sub
c) two : ten
d) on : off
7) Which of the following statements is false?
a) all binary numbers ending in 111 are odd
b) all binary numbers ending in 000 are even
c) all binary numbers ending in 010 are odd
d) there are 1024 kilobytes in a megabyte
8) Convert 11110000 to decimal
a) 216
b) 200
c) 160
d) 240

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