Binary Codes and Arithmetic Processes
Part of the Macmillan Technician Series book series (TCC)
Just as we express a decimal number as a series of multiples of powers of ten, it is also possible to express the same number as a series of multiples of powers of 2. For example, the decimal number 14 is represented in decimal form as
The same number expressed in binary form is
or, expressed in binary-coded decimal form (see also section 9.9) the decimal number 14 is 8 + 4 + 2 + 0 = 14.
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© Noel M. Morris 1979