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Computing an Internet checksum

Consider the two 16-bit words (shown in binary) below. Recall that to compute the Internet checksum of a set of 16-bit words, we compute the one's complement sum [1] of the two words. That is, we add the two numbers together, making sure that any carry into the 17th bit of this initial sum is added back into the 1's place of the resulting sum); we then take the one's complement of the result. Compute the Internet checksum value for these two 16-bit words:

   11100101   11111000      this binary number is 58872 decimal (base 10)

   11111101   00001101      this binary number is 64781 decimal (base 10)

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1. What is the sum of these two 16 bit numbers? Don't put any spaces in your answer

2. Using the sum from question 1, what is the checksum? Don't put any spaces in your answer


1. The sum of 11100101 11111000 and 11111101 00001101 = 11100011   00000110

2. The internet checksum is the one's complement of the sum: 11100011   00000110 = 00011100   11111001

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The answer was: 11100011   00000110

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The answer was: 00011100   11111001

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