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In the decimal numbering system, what is the MSD?

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Syed Shakeeb said:
2 years ago

@All.

Here is the Example: 260.06 here 2 is the MSD.

Here is the Example: 260.06 here 2 is the MSD.

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Sai said:
4 years ago

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.

Pavan said:
5 years ago

MSD means Most Significant Bit.

Suppose 1010.

MSD-1.

LSB-0.

Suppose 1010.

MSD-1.

LSB-0.

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Md Shahin said:
6 years ago

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

Where,

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.

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

Where,

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.

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Swetha said:
7 years ago

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).

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).

Souradip Guha said:
8 years ago

MSD means most significant digit. It has the highest weight.

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Heylanaa said:
8 years ago

I am not getting this, please explain the question in detail.

Aditya kumar jena said:
8 years ago

MSD stands most significant digit.

Laksalika said:
8 years ago

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.

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.

Manoj bhatt said:
8 years ago

Please explain this question?

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