Course: IT332 Unit: 1 Points: 80
Unit 1 Assignment
Outcomes addressed in this Assignment:
Explore the computer language.
Examine decimal to binary and to hexadecimal conversions.
IT332-1: Analyze the language of computers.
Write a paper in which you discuss the various methods that you can use to convert numbers between number bases. Be sure to include a discussion of at least three different conversion methods and provide a conversion example for each method that you explain. You should discuss both converting from base 10 to another type of number as well as converting another type of number to base 10. Include binary to decimal and binary to hexadecimal as two of your conversion examples.
In a final paragraph, explain why it is important that you, as an IT professional, understand numeric conversion methods.
Directions for Submitting Your Assignment
Compose your Assignment in a Microsoft® Word® document, including screen shots as appropriate, and save it as IT332_YourName_Unit_1 and submit it to the Dropbox for Unit 1.
Your paper should be 2–3 pages in length. Be sure to use appropriate APA format and cite your textbook or other sources that you used with regard to conversion methods.
Answers should contain sufficient information to adequately answer the questions and contain no spelling, grammar, or APA errors. Points deducted from grade for each writing, spelling, or grammar error are at your instructor’s discretion.
Please be sure to download the file “Writing Center Resources” from Doc Sharing to assist you with meeting APA expectations.
Review the grading rubric below before beginning this Activity.
Assignment 1 grading rubric = 80 points
1. Student discusses a minimum of three conversion methods.
2. Student provides an example of each conversion method.
3. Student conversion examples include binary to decimal and binary to hexadecimal.
4. Student explains why it is important, as an IT professional, to have an understanding of numeric conversion methods.
Less deduction taken for spelling, grammar, and APA errors. Plagiarism is totally unacceptable.
New total after deductions
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