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1. i dont even know what binary addition or multiplication is *_*
2. Well thats nice....

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Now I feel like a potato...

Tbf I used to be able to do binary multiplication in year 11, but now my brain is mushy and I probably couldn't do it straight away, I would have to re-learn it.

3. Why is everybody so shocked?
Binary is just a number system that consists of 1s and 0s instead of the digits 0-9.
I was faster at that age
took him 30 seconds to finish writing down the long number and the long number left shifted by 1

seriously binary arithmetic is easier than decimal... that's why we make digital computers using binary.
5. 8 year olds should be running around in the park, not doing some maths they dont need.
6. (Original post by Joinedup)
I was faster at that age
took him 30 seconds to finish writing down the long number and the long number left shifted by 1

seriously binary arithmetic is easier than decimal... that's why we make digital computers using binary.
When he's being recorded he gets very nervous because he likes to be perfect. He has autism and is fascinated with the stuff I do at home and spends most of his time watching me code and reading my books.

There's a lot of kids out there much smarter than he is, I'm just very proud of him that he's taken an interest and wants to record videos.

7. It's impressive because it's an 8 year old who's taking an interest in something other then football or CoD. Something that's actually deeper then your generic hobbies.

I don't even remember what I did when I was 8
8. (Original post by surina16)
Why is everybody so shocked?
Binary is just a number system that consists of 1s and 0s instead of the digits 0-9.
I agree, the name sounded complicated but only because I knew what it was without knowing the name for it. That number looked complicated but I really think most 8 year olds would have been able to do that But its nice that he has an interest for it.
When he's being recorded he gets very nervous because he likes to be perfect. He has autism and is fascinated with the stuff I do at home and spends most of his time watching me code and reading my books.

There's a lot of kids out there much smarter than he is, I'm just very proud of him that he's taken an interest and wants to record videos.

Well I feel bad now... thought it was a bit of a reluctant kid being forced by a pushy parent and someone had found it on the daily mail website.

maybe you and Jake would like to watch some videos numberphile channel together... probably everyone else heard about it years ago - but I've only just discovered it

10. I still cant do long division...
Good on him. May he join the Computer Science master race in the future.

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