The binary digits 1, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0 and 1 indicate, for the appropriate power of 2, how many of that power of two go in to making up the quantity. In other words, the numbers 1, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0 and 1 are placeholders in our shorthand notation, indicating how many of the powers of two in that place go in to making up the quantity. |