0 + 0 = 0 1 + 0 = 1 0 + 1 = 1 1 + 1 = 10 1 + 1 + 1 = 11Just as with decimal addition, when the sum in one column is a two-bit (two-digit) number, the least significant figure is written as part of the total sum and the most significant figure is “carried” to the next left column. Consider the following examples:
. 11 1 <--- Carry bits -----> 11 . 1001101 1001001 1000111 . + 0010010 + 0011001 + 0010110 . --------- --------- --------- . 1011111 1100010 1011101The addition problem on the left did not require any bits to be carried since the sum of bits in each column was either 1 or 0, not 10 or 11. In the other two problems, there definitely were bits to be carried, but the process of addition is still quite simple.
by Gary Elinoff
by Gary Elinoff
by Gary Elinoff