I was doing a problem: ": An organization is granted the block 16.0.0.0/8. The administrator wants to create 500 fixedlength subnets.
a. Find the subnet mask.
b. Find the number of addresses in each subnet.
c. Find the first and last addresses in subnet 1.
d. Find the first and last addresses in subnet 500. "
As by some data given, i found the subnet mask by 328=24 which means
a) 255.0.0.0
and other thing how many bits we need to create 500 fixedlength subnets should be 2(powe)9 as its equal to 512
what i could understand by searching is we have:
0001000 00000000 00000000
nnnnnnn sssssssss shhhhhhh
the part 's' is of 9 bit as we figured it out can be changed from 000000000 to 111111111 & part of host as well from all 0 to all 1.
still what are the total number of address in each as if the 's' part is whole '1' how would we count it? because its exceeding 255?
So because of it part c & d are stuck for me
Subnetting 
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Pere Garau Burguera
· June 10, 2015
So, the subnet mask will take the first 8+9 bits = 17 bits
So 11111111.11111111.10000000.00000000 = 255.255.128.0 
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Pere Garau Burguera
· June 10, 2015
Sorry if I confused you with the mask at the beginning, it should be the one taking 17 bits

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Rehman .
· June 10, 2015
okay okay, what i can say is when ever we are given any number (e.g. 500) to make subnets we will convert them into the power of 2 and then we will add those bits with the already given bits and proceed further ? :3 Am i right ?
(General formula) 
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Pere Garau Burguera
· June 10, 2015
Yeah
You are given 8 bits for the general net (The same as saying that you have to use 16 in your first octave) Then you have to add to those already assigned bits the ones to create subnets (In this case you have to add 9) 
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Rehman .
· June 10, 2015
i can say if question says you have an ip address 16.0.0.0  8 and you have to make 100 subnets.
a. Find the subnet mask. b. Find the number of addresses in each subnet. c. Find the first and last addresses in subnet 1. d. Find the first and last addresses in subnet 100 a) 255.0.0.0 b) 2^7 = 128 the nearest. 3287 = 17 bits for the host. 2^17 = 131072 address c)subnet would be 11111111.11111110.00000000.00000000 255.254.0.0 Address would be 16.0.0.0  16.0.128.255 d) 16.100.128.255  16.100.255.255 
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Pere Garau Burguera
· June 10, 2015
Adresses wouldn't be those in the 100 subnets example
They would be First one 16.0.0.0  16.1.255.255 100th one 16.198.0.0  16.199.255.255 
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Pere Garau Burguera
· June 10, 2015
Because you use the 7 first bits of the 2nd octave to set the subnet
The other ones are from the host Correct me if I got those addresses wrong 
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