I understand that for example a byte type contains 8 bits and can hold from -128 to 127. My question is this: 0111 1111 = 127 Why can't a byte store a 1 in the most significant spot(1111 1111)? I think now that Im looking at it...that this would make it a negative number? What IS the value of 1111 1111?
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