Essay Unit 1

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Lab 1.1 Reading Binary

Exercise 1.1.1
Create a mapping similar to figure 1-1 for the decimal number 2931 using either paper and pencil or a word document.

Exercise 1.1.2
Create a mapping similar to figure 1-2 for the binary number 110 using either paper and pencil or a word document.

Exercise1.1.3
Create a mapping similar to figure 1-3 for the binary number 11 using either paper and pencil or a word document.

Exercise 1.1.4
Create an expanded mapping similar to figure 1-3 for the binary number 10010 using either paper and pencil or a word document.

Exercise 1.1.5
Create an expanded mapping similar to figure 1-3 for the binary number 11100010 using either paper and pencil or a word
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137,000,000,000 bits/ 31 bits per word equals 428,125,000 words.

Exercise 1.3.5
Represent the binary value 110110 in hexadecimal.

Exercise 1.3.6
Represent the hexadecimal value f6 in binary and decimal.

Lab 1.3 Review
1. Explain why it is important to know how many systems words will fit in a primary storage device on a computer.
a. It’s important because you don’t want to over fill your primary storage past its set point. One it would slow your computer and you wouldn’t be able to save any other additional important information to your PC.
2. Explain why more information can be contained in multiple bytes joined together than in a single byte.
a. More storage can be contained on multiple bytes put together because it is a larger area for the data to be contained in the memory. If it is only saved on a single byte then the data might be scattered into a many different areas and take longer to find.
3. Explain why it is more difficult to convert a decimal value to hexadecimal than it is to convert to binary.
a. It is more difficult to go from decimal to binary because it involves more steps then vise-versa. You would have to use a certain method such as the subtraction method to change the decimal to binary. Where from binary to decimal you just need to add the high (1) numbers.
4. Convert the number 327 to hexadecimal.

LAB 1.4: ASCII

Exercise 1.4.1
What is the ASCII hexadecimal code for a blank space?

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