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# In a digital computer, a bit is one of the integers {0,1},

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05 Nov 2003, 13:18
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In a digital computer, a bit is one of the integers {0,1}, and a word is any
string of 32 bits. How many different words are possible?
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23 Nov 2003, 21:39
stolyar wrote:
agree

i am very rusty ...doing this after a long time

could you explain , stolyar

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27 Nov 2003, 16:44
praetorian123 wrote:
stolyar wrote:
agree

i am very rusty ...doing this after a long time

could you explain , stolyar

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Consider there are 2 bits. Find out the total combinations of 0 and 1 to fill the two bits. They are 00, 01, 10, 11 = 2^2

For 3 bits = 000, 001, 010, 100, 111, 110, 100, 101 = 2^3

I general, there are 2 possible oucomes for each bit. So the total possible outcomes for 32 bits = 2^32. Same as total combination of results possible for a fair coin tossed 32 times.
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