Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 26 May 2017, 20:18

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

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

Author Message
SVP
Joined: 16 Oct 2003
Posts: 1805
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 154 [0], given: 0

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

### Show Tags

05 Nov 2003, 14:18
This topic is locked. If you want to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum.

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?
CEO
Joined: 15 Aug 2003
Posts: 3454
Followers: 67

Kudos [?]: 874 [0], given: 781

### Show Tags

23 Nov 2003, 22:39
stolyar wrote:
agree

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

could you explain , stolyar

praetorian
Senior Manager
Joined: 11 Nov 2003
Posts: 357
Location: Illinois
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

27 Nov 2003, 17:44
praetorian123 wrote:
stolyar wrote:
agree

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

could you explain , stolyar

praetorian

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.
27 Nov 2003, 17:44
Display posts from previous: Sort by