1-10All numbers or values to the left of the radix point are whole numbers, and all numbers to the right ofthe radix point are fractional numbers.Let’s look at the binary number 101.1 on a bar graph:Working from the radix point to the right and left, you can determine the decimal equivalent:Table 1-2 provides a comparison of decimal and binary numbers. Notice that each time the totalnumber of binary symbol positions increase, the binary number indicates the next higher power of 2. Bythis example, you can also see that more symbol positions are needed in the binary system to represent theequivalent value in the decimal system.

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