Monday, October 31, 2011

Encoding text

This assignment illustrates the encoding of text information.

Post the answers to the following questions on your blog and print a copy of the blog post to turn in.

1. If you took a picture of your car, could you store that using the ISO 8859-1 character standard? Explain your answer.

2. Write the word Hello using the ISO 8859-1 character standard.

a. How many bits did it take?
b. How many bytes did it take?
c. Would it take more bytes in memory than in storage?

3. At 10 bits per second, how long would it take to transmit Hello from one computer to another?

4. Which contains more information 100 random bits or 1,000 random bits? Explain your answer.

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