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What was one of the earliest known calculators that was developed by the Chinese?
Abacus
Which year did Blaise Pascal invent the first adding machine?
1642
Which system is the value of a number defined not only by the symbol but by the symbolâ€™s position?
Positional notation
What is the power called when it is written above and to the right of the base?
Exponent
Which digit in a number has the greatest effect on that number?
Most significant digit
What is produced when the sum of two or more digits in a vertical column equals or exceeds the base of the number system in use?
Carry
What is the simplest possible number system?
Binary
What are the series of electrical pulses called that computers and microprocessors both operate on?
Words
Which part of a number system tells you the number of symbols that are used in that system?
Base
What is the number of times a base is multiplied by itself referred to as?
Power
Which symbol represents one, or more, complete objects?
Whole number
Which type of number is a symbol representing a portion of an object?
Fractional
Which type of number represents one, or more, complete objects, and some portion of an object?
Mixed
Which system uses 16 symbols?
Hex
What is the division between whole numbers and fractional numbers referred to as when you use any base other than the decimal system?
Radix point
Which form of counting is where one quantity is added to another?
Addition
What is the quantity called to which an addend is added?
Augend
What is the number called from which another number is to be subtracted?
Minuend
What is something used to complete something else called?
Complement
How many binary digits is one octal digit the equivalent value of?
3
What do computer systems use to convert decimal numbers to binary numbers?
Additional circuitry
Which number is a dividend divided by called?
Divisor
What is the number called resulting from the division of one number by another?
Quotient
Which method is the conversion of a decimal number to its base 8 equivalent done?
Repeated division
What is the best method for the conversion of octal numbers to decimal?
Positional notation
Which two purposes was the microprocessor designed for?
Data processing and control
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