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June 16th, 2018, 05:34 AM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Aug 2014 From: India Posts: 343 Thanks: 1  How to solve this coding problem?
In a certain code @ represents 0, # represents 1, @ represents 2 and ## represents 3 and so on. Which of the following represents 13 in this code language? a) #@#@ b) ##@@ c) ###@ d) ##@# e) ### 1 means # and ## means 3, combining them. It looks ###. My answer is ###, but it is wrong. Right answer is option D. How so? 
June 16th, 2018, 05:46 AM  #2 
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It seems to be simple binary representation ##@# > 1 1 0 1 (Binary) > 13(Decimal) 
June 16th, 2018, 05:58 AM  #3 
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June 16th, 2018, 06:04 AM  #4 
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Can you please search for Binary to Decimal conversion.

June 16th, 2018, 06:19 AM  #5 
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June 16th, 2018, 06:33 AM  #6 
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May be experience.

June 16th, 2018, 08:54 AM  #7 
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June 16th, 2018, 04:04 PM  #8 
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June 20th, 2018, 06:19 AM  #9 
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Decimal system > each digit represents powers of ten (read right to left) e.g. look at the decimal number 257 $\displaystyle 257 = 7 \times 10^0 + 5 \times 10^1 + 2 \times 10^2$ Binary system > each digit represents powers of two (read right to left) $\displaystyle 1101 = 1 \times 2^0 + 0 \times 2^1 + 1 \times 2^2 + 1 \times 2^3$ We can calculate this using decimal notation: $\displaystyle 1 \times 2^0 + 0 \times 2^1 + 1 \times 2^2 + 1 \times 2^3 = 1 + 4 + 8 = 13$ There are websites which have very good ways of explaining binary and decimal number systems. 

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