Unit Outcomes addressed in this assignment:
- Identify computer language.
- Examine decimal to binary and to hexadecimal conversions.
Course Outcome addressed in this assignment:
IT332-1: Analyze the language of computers.
In this assignment, you will learn how to convert binary to other number bases. Binary is how all computer systems function, so knowing how to read binary and understanding the process of conversion is important. This is the method that computers use to communicate to other devices on a network.
Write a paper in which you discuss the various methods that you can use to convert numbers between number bases. Be sure to include a discussion of at least three different conversion methods and provide a conversion example for each method that you explain. You should discuss both converting from base 10 to another type of number base and converting another type of number base to base 10. Include binary to decimal and binary to hexadecimal as two of your conversion examples.
In a final paragraph, explain why it is important that you, as an IT professional, understand numeric conversion methods.
Your paper should be 2–3 pages in length. Be sure to use the appropriate APA format and cite your textbook or other sources that you used in your paper.
The paper should contain sufficient information to adequately answer the questions and contain no spelling, grammar, or APA errors. Points deducted from the grade for each writing, spelling, or grammar error are at your instructor’s discretion.
For assistance with APA requirements, please go to Academic Writer. You will find the link in the Academic Tools section of the course.
Also, review the university policy on plagiarism. If you have any questions, please contact your professor.