Silicon, Circuits, and the Digital Revolution

Review of Decimal Scheme

Most familiar!

"Place holders" are powers of 10
Power of 10: 3 2 1 0
Weight: 1000  100   10    1
  103 102 101 100

Ten symbols or characters needed:
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9

Example:
1998 =  (1 x 103) + (9 x 102) + (9 x 10) + 8
1000 + 900 + 90 + 8


SCEN103 Comments, suggestions, or requests to ghw@udel.edu.
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Last updated April 12, 2000.
© George Watson, Univ. of Delaware, 2000.