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# Answer to Question #23181 in Quantitative Methods for Sujata Roy

Question #23181
One approach to handling fuzzy logic data might be to design a computer using ternary (base-3) logic so that data could be stored as &ldquo;true,&rdquo; &ldquo;false,&rdquo; and &ldquo;unknown.&rdquo; If each ternary logic element is called a flit, how many flits are required to represent at least 256 different values? (A) 4 (B) 5 (C) 6 (D) 7 (E) 8
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2014-05-12T08:30:36-0400
In binary representation, to represent 256 different values, you need log_2 (256) = 8 bits.

Similarly in ternary representation, you would require log_3 (256) which is 5.something. Now rounding off to the upper integer (since number of bits is an integer) and we get 6

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Assignment Expert
17.05.14, 22:39

Dear Sujata Roy.

Sujata Roy
12.05.14, 23:29

Thanks.

Assignment Expert
12.05.14, 16:34

Dear anup gupta
You are right. The correct answer is 6.
Thank you.

anup gupta
11.05.14, 02:49