Figure 1-12. Explain a decimal number solution.

(b) Thus, in the binary system, the first place to the left of the decimal

is 2 or 1. The second place to the left is 21 or 2. The third place to the left is 22 or 4.

The fourth place to the left is 23 or 2x2x2, which is 8. What would the fifth place to the

left of the decimal be? You were right if you said 24 or 2x2x2x2, which is 16.

Figure 1-13. In the binary system, each position to the left of the decimal indicates

an increased power of two.

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