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Lesson 6 Signed binary integers

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Learners will be introduced to the concept of signed and unsigned integers. They will find out how to identify the least significant and most significant bits. They will learn how to identify a positive and negative integer using sign and magnitude. Finally, they will discover two’s complement.

Learning objectives

  • Compare signed and unsigned integers
  • Use sign and magnitude to represent positive and negative integers
  • Use two’s complement to represent positive and negative integers

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