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Math and Logic

Play the Odds

Whether you realize it or not, every time you say, write, or type a multi-digit number, you're really expressing a sum of numbers. For example, 285"``285" means 200+80+5,200 + 80 + 5, or 2×102+8×101+5×100.2 \times 10^2 + 8 \times 10^1 + 5 \times 10^0.

Computers, however, have a different native language of number where they express everything in just ones and zeroes.

To see how these numbers work, keep reading. If you think you already know how binary numbers work, feel free to skip ahead to the challenge.

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