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... can we convert this equation to binary notation?
Also another one, would an irrational number be irrational in any number format?
Also another one, would an irrational number be irrational in any number format?
Would I dare say that you are incorrect?statdad said:HallsofIvy;
I agree (I think, unless you are saying my comment is incorrect) with you
- language is awkward with this stuff. Here's my reason for the comment.
I'm currently teaching an applied course for folk majoring in computer areas (programming, mostly) and we discuss number systems for our CIS colleagues. They have (for their own reasons) specifically asked us not to refer to "decimal" when using other number systems, whatever the base: they prefer we refer to them as "non-integers", or "representations of decimals".
Think too long and hard like that and it seeps outside the classroom.
If it seems I was being harsh to the OP, I do apologize - that was not my intent.
To convert a decimal number to binary, you can use the division method. Divide the decimal number by 2 and write down the remainder. Then, take the quotient and divide it by 2 again, writing down the remainder. Continue this process until the quotient is 0. The binary number will be the remainders written in reverse order.
Converting equations to binary allows for the representation of numbers in a computer's binary system, which is essential for digital devices to process and store data. It also allows for more efficient computation and communication between devices.
To convert a binary number to a decimal number, you can use the positional notation method. Starting from the right, each digit in the binary number is multiplied by 2 raised to the corresponding power of its position. The resulting values are then added together to get the decimal equivalent.
Converting irrational numbers to binary can be done using the same division method as for converting decimals. However, since irrational numbers have infinite decimal places, the process will continue indefinitely, resulting in an infinite binary number. Therefore, irrational numbers are usually rounded to a certain number of binary places.
Representing numbers in binary form is important because it allows for efficient processing and storage of data in digital devices. Binary is the basic language of computers, and all information is ultimately represented in binary form for the computer to understand and process.