# Why was 0110 afraid of 0111?

Because 0111 1000 1001!!! 😂 Juneau Lim

I really don't want to ruin the fun by TMI, but at the same time, really want to laugh together. Would you kindly explain it to this poor code newbie? (At least I have knowledge about binary and its operations.) Jake Varness • Edited

Hey Juneau, sure I can!

The numbers are binary. From the rightmost bit to the leftmost, you add the numbers up in powers of 2 given the position of the number (starting with 0) as the exponent.

0110 = (0 * 2^3 ) + (1 * 2^2 ) + (1 * 2^1 ) + (0 * 2^0 ) = 0 + 4 + 2 + 0 = 6

So 0110 = 6, 0111 = 7, 1000 = 8, and 1001 = 9.

Does the joke make sense now? Juneau Lim • Edited

Oh...... I actually got that far, but didn't know the 789 jokes.
After I saw your comment, I got more lost (since I thought it might be something with the operator, not the value itself) and googled, and gotch.
Poor myself... I should go to bed and cry a bit. Jake Varness

Lol I'm sorry, I misinterpreted what part of the joke you didn't understand.

It's a corny joke anyhow 😂 