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Microsoft® Excel® 2010 Formulas & Functions Inside Out by Helmut Reinke Egbert Jeschke Sara Unverhau, Eckehard Pfeifer, Bodo Fienitz, and Jens Bock

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Conversion Functions

Conversion functions fall into the following categories: number systems, the binary system, one’s complement, and two’s complement.

Number Systems

This category contains a series of conversion functions that convert numbers from one number system to another.

The most frequently used and most familiar number system is the decimal system, which works with ten distinct symbols and is derived from our ten fingers. In the English language, this connection can still be found: digit can mean finger as well as number.

With the development of data processing, a need arose for a number system that would accommodate the technical factors of the former calculating machines. The general opinion is that the binary system was introduced because ...

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