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Interview Question

Summer Software Engineering Internship Interview(Student Candidate) Culver City, CA

How are signed numbers represented in binary notation?

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Typically they are represented using 2's compliment (where the most significant bit is treated as a negative value and then added to the remaining positive bits). Less frequently, the most significant bit is treated as a "sign" flag which determines if the value is positive or negative.

Interview Candidate on Feb 9, 2012

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