What is equivalence good for?

Started Jul 25, 2014 | Discussions thread
mostlyboringphotog Senior Member • Posts: 8,199
Re: What is equivalence good for?

JBurnett wrote:

mostlyboringphotog wrote:

How can I make this on topic? So what's the equivalence of ASCII "$" and "%"

Well, the symbols $ and % are ASCII codes 36 and 37

In Octal, they're 44 and 45

In hexadecimal, they're 24 and 25

In binary, they're 00100100 and 00100101

All you have to do is convert from base-10 to base-8 or base-16 or base-2. Simple, yeah?

I used to go over this stuff with my end users all the time ... NOT!

On the other hand, a couple of the programmers did hex, octal, and binary math in their heads.

Used to be able to do some hex and binary math and this is no bragging as the operative word is "used to". But never did in "Octets" I think DEC was big in Octals. IIRC...

And to stay on topic, I'm just glad that f-stops are not in Roman Numerals...

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