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i might make a rival thread where we count in BCD (binary coded decimal)

1 in binary: 00000001 (assuming 8 bit word lenth)

e.g 101 in BCD= 0001 0000 0001
as opposed to 01100101 in binary.

dont you know that as you do electronics? - its used in clocks and stuff

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Yes i am aware of Binary and BCD Bennet. :P
I can make circuits that work, can you? I doubt it :D
Binary is easier to understand though than BCD for some people.

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but not for clocks. with BCD less calculation is required as you can increment individual segments at a time (e.g you dont want to have to retotal the whole time every second - that would require extra cpu cycles)

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hehehe .... twas a wild guess .. but can you please gimme the exact formula how to calculate the binary numbers ... !!
Actually i lost my notes ..!!

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Right:
The next number to the left is double the previous number. So the pattern goes like this:
0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0
64 32 16 -8 - 4 - 2 - 1
and so on from 64 -> 128 -> 256 etc.
Remember the number to the left is double the previous one.

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for those who dont understand binary

in denary/base 10 (our system we use as humans)

it goes

Thousands | Hundreds | Tens | Units

etc...

In binary it goes


64|32|16|8|4|2|1| etc.....

e.g
00000101

in this case there is one four and one one so it is = 5

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