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In the decimal numbering system, what is the MSD?

[A]. The middle digit of a stream of numbers
[B]. The digit to the right of the decimal point
[C]. The last digit on the right
[D]. The digit with the most weight

Answer: Option D


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Varma said: (Dec 5, 2010)  
MSD means MOST SIGNIFICANT DIGIT right or is there abbrevation

Bonifas said: (Dec 6, 2010)  
Ya its most sig digit.

Swapnil said: (Jan 8, 2011)  
MSD or Most Significant Digit is a concept in binary system where the digit in the leftmost part of the number to the left of decimal point is significant e.g.(10000.01)2 has 1 as the left most digit. So, 1 is the MSD here.

Ct.Shanmugaraj said: (Jan 31, 2011)  

Suveen said: (Feb 6, 2011)  

Guest said: (Apr 6, 2011)  
Msd means most significant digit.

Deepak Kumar said: (Apr 6, 2011)  
MSD means most significant digit. But in binary system it is the last bit present in left.

Ramakrishna said: (Apr 29, 2011)  
Yes, MSD means most significant digit, in the way of MSB most significant bit.

Aswini said: (Jul 3, 2011)  
Right said, MSB means most significant digit which is in the left.

Chandru said: (Sep 21, 2011)  
MSB is most significant digit, so most significant value bit or weight.

Vishal Srivastav said: (Sep 29, 2011)  
MSD is the most significant digit in decimal number system which have the most weight in the same way as MSB(Most Significant Bit) in Binary number system.

Supriya said: (Feb 7, 2012)  
I agree with Ramakrishna.

Shafi said: (Apr 24, 2012)  
MSD means Most Significant Digit, LSD means Least Significant digit. Both are play main role in Digital electronics.

Disha Khare said: (Jun 13, 2012)  
Ya it's because it is most significant digit (MSD) , so as it is use for weighting bits length.

Jagjit Singh Malhi said: (Aug 25, 2012)  
MSD means Most Significant Digit like a Most Significant Bit..

Suthakaran said: (Oct 10, 2012)  
MSD means Most significant digit so its used to describe weight of digits.

Cpkumawat said: (Oct 19, 2012)  
In digital the weight-age of a bit is given by.

2^n i.e. if we start with left most digit it has highest weight.

32 16 8 4 2 1. Now we assume a number in binary is 11011.

So the MSB in this is left most 1 with weight 16 and LSB is right most bit with weight 1.

Gaurav said: (May 15, 2013)  
This is because as already been said MSB is the most significant bit, so it holds the most weight and moreover for writing any bit we move from LSB to MSB.

Jayanti said: (Apr 2, 2014)  
We know that MSB is the most significant bit, it holds the leftmost bit value and it most weight.

Mohan said: (Feb 3, 2015)  
MSB is nothing but most significant bit.

EX: 11000.

'1' is the msb.

'0' is the lsb.

Ashishraj said: (Jul 11, 2015)  

Tell what is msd and lsd in this number?

Sweta Verma said: (Jul 15, 2015)  
Msd = 1 and lsd, = 1.

Deeksha Kripal said: (Nov 1, 2015)  
Please explain the concept of this question.

Manoj Bhatt said: (Dec 30, 2015)  
Please explain this question?

Laksalika said: (Jul 6, 2016)  
MSD means Most significant digit. It has the most weight.

For example: Let us take a number 1500. In which if you change the MSB (msd) as 2, then the number will be changed as 2500, where there is a large difference between them.
But if you change the LSB as 2 there is no large variation between them. So only the MSB has the most weight.

Aditya Kumar Jena said: (Sep 16, 2016)  
MSD stands most significant digit.

Heylanaa said: (Sep 27, 2016)  
I am not getting this, please explain the question in detail.

Souradip Guha said: (Nov 16, 2016)  
MSD means most significant digit. It has the highest weight.

Swetha said: (Mar 16, 2017)  
MSD is similar to that of MSB, most significant bit.

For example consider BCD code, or 8421 code number 12 is indicated as 1100. In that left most bit is 1 which has highest weight of 8, That is called as most significant bit MSB or MSD. Similarly, the least significant bit is right most bit that is zero which is of least weight i.e 1 (8421).

Md Shahin said: (Jul 7, 2018)  
Before I introduce the number systems that are more commonly used in electronics lets discuss a number system that we all are aware of and which we use it everyday.
The Decimal number system got its name because it uses 10 symbols (or popularly digits) for counting and performing operations. It uses the digits 0 to 9.
In this number system, the radix or the base is 10 since the number of digits used is ten. The general format of decimal number representation is shown below

104 --- 103 --- 102 --- 101 --- 100 --- 10-1 --- 10-2 --- 10-3 --- 10-4 ---> Weights
S4 --- S3 --- S2 --- S1 --- S0 --- S-1 --- S-2 --- S-3 --- S-4

MSD is a most significant digit (leftmost digit of a number)
LSD is the least significant digit (rightmost digit of a number)

Note: From this, we can observe that the MSD has the greatest weight and the LSD have the smallest weight.

Pavan said: (Apr 18, 2019)  
MSD means Most Significant Bit.

Suppose 1010.

Sai said: (Aug 15, 2020)  
MSD stand for most significant digit as the full form suggest it denotes the digit which have the greatest impact on the number. It is same as MSB.

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