Arithmetic of Computers

Arithmetic of Computers

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Lesson 1

The Powers of Numbers

A little exponent goes a long way!

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Note to the Reader

Your answer :
24  = 16  the 1st power of 12  = 12 b2  = b × b 53  = 125  This group contains a mistake.
Well, let’s see:
24  = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 = 16;  the 1st power of 12  = 121 = 12; b2  = b used as a factor twice = b × b; 53  = 5 × 5 × 5 = 125.
They’re all correct. Return to Page 15 and try again.

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