How many check bits are required for 16 bit data word to detect 2 bit errors and single bit correction using hamming code?

1)5

2)6

3)7

4)8

# Query on hamming code

**chanti551**#1

And must be 5. Since number of parity bits required is 2^p=p+k+1. Where k is number of data bits p is number of parity bits.