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# Binary Division Problem Help

Al Balmer
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 12-01-2006
On 30 Nov 2006 16:23:36 -0800, "jamestuck21" <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

>Windows calculator does not give the correct solution.
>
>An example that I worked out with the correct solution is not the same
>as the windows calculator is giving
>
>1001 / 101110000
>
>Solution = 101011 with Remainder of 011 and the remainder is what I'm
>interested in.
>

I suggest you consider the possibility that the calculator is right
and you're wrong.

I didn't bother to get the remainder, since my only purpose was to
inform you of the existence of the calculator. BTW, what you write
above is the opposite of the "picture" you made in the original
posting. As stated above, the problem is trivial. The quotient is 0,
remainder 1001.

PS: Don't top post, and don't quote signature blocks.

>
>Al Balmer wrote:
>> On 30 Nov 2006 10:27:57 -0800, "jamestuck21" <(E-Mail Removed)>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Does anyone know of a simple web
>> >calculator that I can check against my answer or if someone could run
>> >through this example with me, that would be great. thank you

>>
>> Does it have to be on the web? Since you're appear to be posting from
>> Windows, I'd suggest the Windows calculator, in scientific mode.
>>
>> 11100011100
>>

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Keith Thompson
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 12-01-2006
Al Balmer <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:
> On 30 Nov 2006 16:23:36 -0800, "jamestuck21" <(E-Mail Removed)>
> wrote:
>
>>Windows calculator does not give the correct solution.
>>
>>An example that I worked out with the correct solution is not the same
>>as the windows calculator is giving
>>
>>1001 / 101110000
>>
>>Solution = 101011 with Remainder of 011 and the remainder is what I'm
>>interested in.
>>

> I suggest you consider the possibility that the calculator is right
> and you're wrong.

Actually, I think the OP has stated that what he's trying to do is not
division in the usual arithmetic sense.

There's also been some confusion about the fact that "a divided into b"
is "b / a", not "a / b".

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Al Balmer
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 12-01-2006
On Fri, 01 Dec 2006 19:30:05 GMT, Keith Thompson <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

>Al Balmer <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:
>> On 30 Nov 2006 16:23:36 -0800, "jamestuck21" <(E-Mail Removed)>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>Windows calculator does not give the correct solution.
>>>
>>>An example that I worked out with the correct solution is not the same
>>>as the windows calculator is giving
>>>
>>>1001 / 101110000
>>>
>>>Solution = 101011 with Remainder of 011 and the remainder is what I'm
>>>interested in.
>>>

>> I suggest you consider the possibility that the calculator is right
>> and you're wrong.

>
>Actually, I think the OP has stated that what he's trying to do is not
>division in the usual arithmetic sense.

He has now, though not at the time when I wrote that reply.
>
>There's also been some confusion about the fact that "a divided into b"
>is "b / a", not "a / b".

As I noted, he originally gave two opposite renditions of the problem.
I assumed he meant the non-trivial case.

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Al Balmer
Sun City, AZ