Number Systems/Formal Representation

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Formal Representation[edit]

Let x be a string of digits, such that:

Then, the value of in any particular base, , is calculated as:

The rightmost digit, is referred to as the least significant digit, or LSD. It is least significant because in terms of the overall value of the entire number, this digit will always have the least impact. Conversely, the leftmost digit, is referred to as the most significant digit, or MSD. It is most significant because in terms of the overall value of the entire number, this digit will always have the most impact.



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