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Memorise binary numbers - binary code

Was ist der Binärcode? Das kennen wir vom Computer – der funktioniert ja mit Nullen und Einsen. Nehmen wir die verschiedenen Größen von Speicherkarten. Es gibt zum Beispiel 4, 8, 16, 32 oder 64 GB Karten. Nie eine 20 GB oder 25 GB. Das liegt daran, dass sich der Wert immer verdoppelt.

1-2-4-8-16-32-64-128-256-512-1024 etc.

Try to memorise this series of binary numbers:

101110111010001000111001011100000110110100001011001110010110010000111010

You will not yet be able to do it. But do not worry, in a few minutes you will also achieve this goal.

Binary numbers are red from the right to the left. For our brain, it is very difficult to save the abstract information. Our brain is usually seeking a pattern or a logic behind the ones and zeros. But given that there is no logic, our brain abandons after a few digits. How is it possible to memorise plenty of binary numbers?

All the information we want to memorise must be transformed into pictures. First of all, we split the zeros and ones into two-digit numbers. Then we make use of our Major system and transform the numbers into pictures.

The first digit has the value 4, the second the value 2, and the third the value 1

Binary digit Calculation Decimal number
000 0 + 0 + 0 0
001 0 + 0 + 1 1
010 0 + 2 + 0 2
011 0 + 2 + 1 3
100 4 + 0 + 0 4
101 4 + 0 + 1 5
110 4 + 2 + 0 6
111 4 + 2 + 1 7

We split the binary numbers in blocks of three, because we always come to a number between 0 and 7. Then we combine two blocks of three and get a two-digit decimal number. There are only 64 possibilities. We need our pictures from 0-7, 10-17, 20-27, 30-37, 40-47, 50-57, 60-67 and 70-77. We can not bundle the binary numbers in blocks of four, because we could get numbers beyond 100. The highest four-digit binary number would be 1111, meaning 8+4+2+1 = 15. This would be too much for our "Major system".

Back to our example

101.110-111.010-001.000-111.001-011.100-000.110-110.100-001.011-001.110-010.110-010.000-111.010

First three group bloc Decimal Second three group bloc Decimal Combined Master picture
101 5 110 6 56 Hole
111 7 010 2 72 Pot
001 1 000 0 10 Cup
100 7 001 1 71 Chain
011 3 100 4 34 Bucket
000 0 110 6 06 Sushi
110 6 100 4 64 Scissors
001 1 011 3 13 Team
001 1 110 6 16 Bag
010 2 110 6 26 Nacho
001 1 110 6 16 Bag
010 2 000 0 20 Nose
111 7 010 2 72 Pot

To then have to remember the correct sequence of images, use the journey method and each associated with a picture of binaryrow one journey point.

Let's take our Body journey. The first point refers to feet. So you have to associate feet with hole. The sock on my foot has a hole. It's pretty cold since our toe is already sticking out. The second point is the shinbone. So you have to associate shinbone with pot. We strike the old watering pot with our shinbone. The third point is the knee. So you have to associate knee with cup. We try to balance a cup of tea on our knee.

In this way, you go through the body journey point by point and associate the journey points with the major images. When recalling the information, it goes the other way round. You convert the hole into 5 6 and then 101 110. This sounds quite difficult at first glance, but with a little practice it will be very easy.

How to train the memory for numbers: Binary Digits

The aim is to memorise as many binary numbers (0 and 1) as possible. During the first discipline the time limit is 5 minutes, you have 15 minutes to recall the information. To make things easier at the beginning, there are different levels according to your training level. The first level starts with 30 digits and increases to 60, 90 digits and so on... You will find a more detailed schedule below.

The evaluation is based on competition rules: if you make an error within one row (or if you omit a row), you will only get half of the points for this row. Example: If you have to recall 30 digits and 29 digits are correct, you will get 15 master points.
If there are 2 or more wrong digits in a row, you will unfortunately get no championship points at all.

For the advanced levels or those who participate in the championships, there is also the discipline binary digits - 30 minutes. This discipline is part of the German Memory Championship and the World Memory Championship.

These are the different levels:

Level5 minAddition30 minAddition
13001500
26002700
39003300
415003900
521004500
62403057030
73003072030
83306084060
93906099060
1042090111090
1148090156090
125101201980120
135701202430120
146001502850150
156601503300150
166901803570180
17840903960180
18120012047701278
1913509048902110
2054012099
Level5 minAddition30 minAddition
11201200
22401800
34802400
49603600
512004800
614406000
71442481624
81682493624
921624105624
1027624117624
1131248139248
1237248163248
1343248187248
1449248211248
1552872232872
1658872256872
1762472267672
1875672322872
1984060325872
Level5 minAddition30 minAddition
1120600
22401200
33601800
46002400
58403000
612003600
71202445624
81442457624
91682469624
101922481624
111924891248
1221648103248
1324048115248
1426448127248
1526472136872
1628872148872
1734872160872
1843272194472
1946272197472