By Thomas Heath

Quantity 1 of an authoritative two-volume set that covers the necessities of arithmetic and comprises each landmark innovation and each vital determine. This quantity good points Euclid, Apollonius, others.

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30 Problem 15. 3 Conversion tables and charts It is often necessary to make calculations from various conversion tables and charts. Examples include currency exchange rates, imperial to metric unit conversions, train or bus timetables, production schedules and so on. Problem 14. A. 5 inches, (b) a speed of 50 miles per hour in kilometres per hour, (c) the number of miles in 300 km, (d) the number of kilograms in 30 pounds weight, (e) the number of pounds and ounces in 42 kilograms (correct to the nearest ounce), (f ) the number of litres in 15 gallons, and (g) the number of gallons in 40 litres.

Now try the following exercise 2. kV (d) 1 250 000 Exercise 9 Further problems on engineering notation and common preﬁxes 1. 25 M ] 3. 1 Introduction All data in modern computers is stored as series of bits, a bit being a binary digit, and can have one of two values, the numbers 0 and 1. The most basic form of representing computer data is to represent a piece of data as a string of 1’s and 0’s, one for each bit. This is called a binary or base-2 number. Because binary notation requires so many bits to represent relatively small numbers, two further compact notations are often used, called octal and hexadecimal.

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