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- In twos-complement notation, the most significant bit in an integer value is used as the sign bit. A
1bit indicates a negative number, and a
0bit indicates a positive number. A positive number can be converted to its negative value by complementing the bit pattern and adding
1. The same operation is used to convert a negative value to its positive equivalent.
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- dotted decimal notation, integer, quotient, sign bit, sign extension