I am having trouble with 8th grade math - prealgebra in base 10 and base 2. Can someone please explain it to me? Instead of the exponent being in the upper corner it is in the bottom corner. I don't understand it at all. Thank you.
I am having trouble with 8th grade math - prealgebra in base 10 and base 2. Can someone please explain it to me? Instead of the exponent being in the upper corner it is in the bottom corner. I don't understand it at all. Thank you.
Do you mean something like
[TEX]24_{10} = 11000_2[/TEX]
If so:
A decimal number is the sum of products of a one digit number (vulgo cipher) and a power of 10 which indicates the place of the cipher in the number. (The ciphers start always at zero and the maximum cipher is 1 smaller than the base) That means:
[TEX]24_{10} = 2 \cdot 10^1 + 4 \cdot 10^0[/TEX]
In a similar way a number base 2 is constructed. There are only 2 ciphers (0 and 1; see remark above). Therefore
[TEX]11000_{2} = 1 \cdot 2^4 + 1 \cdot 2^3 + 0 \cdot 2^2 +0 \cdot 2^1 +0 \cdot 2^0[/TEX]
which yields 24 as a decimal number.
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