The second paragraph of the challenge asked a few questions. Here are my answers:

2 bytes contains 16 bits. 16 one’s in a row (ie: binary 1111111111111111) = 65535

Thus the larges unsigned number a short can hold is 65,535

If one bit is taken for the sign, then there are only 15 bits remaining. 15 one’s in a row (ie: binary 1111111111111111) = 32767

So the smallest signed short can be -32767 and the largest signed short can be 32767.

I did these conversinos using this binary to decimal converter:

mathisfun.com/binary-decimal … erter.html

Am I right?

…Dale