Binary Counting

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Introduction: Binary Counting

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Count to over one thousand using nothing but your fingers.

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    33 Discussions

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    The TARDIS
    The TARDIS

    4 years ago

    132 is double middle fingers lol

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    bigpinecone
    bigpinecone

    13 years ago

    my new favorite number is 4...

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    112251919112
    112251919112

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    i tought binary was like, 10010111010101101101101110100010100101010?

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    DarkOneSS
    DarkOneSS

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    it is. in this instance each finger represents a 1 when it is up and a 0 when it's down. so 0000000000 = 0, 0000000001 = 1, 0000000010 = 2, 0000000011 = 3 and 0000000100 = 4. Understand? So that would make your number 1,299,994,592,554.

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    fwjs28
    fwjs28

    11 years ago on Introduction

    this one is easier to understand, but the others are more in depth....i prefer this...

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    Deering
    Deering

    12 years ago on Introduction

    so let's say there are 6 fingers, would the sixth one be 32?it confuses me so much... From what i understand, to some people binary comes to people naturally while others have to learn it.That and a fun fact is that certain puzzles are based on binary,you have to fugure wich ones have to be on (1) and off (0) at the right time and after a while you notice a pattern...

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    knoxarama
    knoxarama

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    yes, because the other five together are 31

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    octavian234
    octavian234

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    yes. all you do is take the previous number and multiply it by 2. when you want to write letters you would write in bits or sections of eight

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    casey321b
    casey321b

    12 years ago on Introduction

    omg a cartoon flipped me off. you 4er!!! really that shouldn't be posted i think. there is no such thing as four anymore

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    uffabrew
    uffabrew

    12 years ago on Introduction

    The poster/cartoon is nice but seriously flawed. Using all ten fingers and all ten toes would result in 1,048,575 possible combination. Assuming you started counting at zero. I don't know how the cartoonist missed the other 8000 combinations. iMaybe the small toes are worth a little less........1,040,575 is not 2 to the 20th power. 2 to the 20th is 1,048,576, ie One Megabyte. Good job "Spiff" you get the A for the day for pointing out the error!

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    copycat-42
    copycat-42

    13 years ago on Introduction

    frederick pohl wrote an essay about this. "how to count on your fingers" it was at the end of the his short-story collection "digits and dastards".