What is 255 in Binary? - How-to & Steps


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If the decimal number 128 is 10000000, then the decimal number 127 would be _____ in binary.

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1. In the decimal number system, there are 10 digits, 0 through 9. In the binary system, there is/are _____ digit(s).

2. 2 to the 8th power means _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet to assess your comprehension of how to practice writing triple digit numbers in binary. Questions will touch on key points such as how many digits there are in the binary system. You'll also need to apply what you've learned to answer questions such as how the decimal number 128 relates to the decimal number 127 in binary.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out more about these topics:

  • What it means to take a given number to the 8th power
  • How to convert the number 23 to binary
  • Convert a binary number to the decimal system

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems that involve writing triple digit numbers in binary
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the binary system in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the decimal system and the binary number system

Additional Learning

Use the lesson called What is 255 in Binary? - How-to & Steps to learn more about these areas of study:

  • Powers and their decimal values in addition to their binary numbers
  • The interconnected pattern of binary numbers to their respective decimal numbers
  • Various methods for converting decimals to binary numbers