1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Covert the following numbers to 12-bit binary numbers using two's complement representation. 234 -234 2. Relevant equations None I know of. 3. The attempt at a solution I think I'm making this more complicated than it really is. For 234 I can just convert right to binary or do I have to convert 234 to binary, complement, add 1, complement, and then add 1? For -234: 000011101010 111100010101 1(adding 1 to LSB) 111100010110 On a side note converting a negative number to octal or hex say -234. You convert it like any other binary number? When converting back how do you know you have a negative number or positive number? By the MSB?