My professor told us to try and remember the equation used for an upcoming exam, however I'm struggling to fit the equation into the question:
http://i.stack.imgur.com/RoPYG.png (need a high reputation to post image)
From the above information can anyone tell me how I'm supposed to slot in values in order to work out the following practise question:
Sixteen-bit messages are transmitted using a Hamming code. How many check bits are needed to ensure that receiver can detect and correct single-bit errors?
Answer given to us is "5 check bits for a total of 21 bits".
Can anyone help me out with this please, as I expect it will come up on the exam, bu with another bit message size.