Data Representation Warm Up

posted by: Mr. Bergquist 25 September 2011 No Comment

In your Composition Book, answer these questions (10 classroom Points):

1. What are different ways of representing bits (for example, in a CPU or on a hard drive)?

2. Write the binary number 011010 in decimal.

3. Count up to 16 (decimal) in binary, starting with 0: 00000, 00001, …

4. Why are encoding conventions (like ASCII for characters) important for representing information in computers?

5. Why does a Word file look messed up when we open it in Notepad?

6. Describe how colors are represented in a computer.

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