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Unit 1 Mm250 Essay

618 words - 3 pages

Unit 1: Base System Conversions - Assignment

Total points for Assignment: 35 points.

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Part II. Case Study

This week’s episode of “Patty Madeye Mysteries” is called “The case of the missing puppies”.

You have been asked to do research for an episode where Patty will be challenged to find a trio of stolen puppies, shown above. Their names are Moe, Buttercup, and Fluffy. The owners have been raising the puppies with the hopes of winning big prizes in this spring’s season of dog shows. Patty is asked to help find the puppies.

Clue #1:
[pic]This Postnet bar-code was found on the floor next to where the puppies were last seen.

Patty knows that Postnet (Postal Numeric Encoding Technique) is a barcoding system used by the United States Postal Service to direct mail. As each piece of mail is processed, a barcode is printed on the envelope indicating the zip-code to which the mail is addressed. The barcode is made up of full bars (representing a “1”) and halfbars (representing a “0”) in a pattern that encodes the characters of the zip-code using a binary representation.

The bar code starts with a full-bar and ends with a half-bar & full-bar, then each number in the zip-code is converted to a four-digit binary representation (e.g. 0010 = “2”), and there is a separator bar between each number in the zipcode.

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