Is it possible to always be able to guess a secret number between 1 and 1,000 in no more than 10 tries? Why do smart phones come with 16, 32, 64 or some other strange number of gigabytes of storage? What do both of these questions have to do with binary numbers? In part 1 of this series on binary number basics, we learned what binary numbers are and how you can represent a decimal number (the kind that you’re used to) in binary form. Now that we’re all up to speed on the nuts and bolts of binary numbers, this week we’re going to have a bit of fun using them to solve brain teasers.

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How to Guess a Number Using Binary Numbers

I’m going to think of a number between 1 and 1,000 and I want you to guess it in no more than 10 tries.

Wrap Up

Until next time, this is Jason Marshall with The Math Dude’s Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Math Easier. Thanks for reading, math fans!

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