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how are negative and positive numbers represented?


I assume the value of the digit n, counting from digit 0 on the right, is (-2)n, and guessing that each digit can be 0 or 1. (If each digit can be 0 or -1, it wouldn't make much difference.)
So the number dx...d2d1d0, where dsomething is a digit 0 or 1, would be .
-11101100101010101101 would then be 110100101111111100111.
I haven't actually looked any of this up anywhere, or heard it anywhere, just seemed likely. كسيپ Cyp 17:29 2 Jun 2003 (UTC)
That is correct according to MathWorld: --Cessen 07:46, 6 May 2005 (UTC)[reply]


When at the counting section, the numbers go:

0 1 110 111 100

Is this correct?

Time discrepancy[edit]

The Polish-named guy independently discovered it 9 years after two Polish computers were designed to use it. Sounds unlikely. Can someone re-research that please?