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A single-bit transmission error then corresponds to a displacement from a valid corner (the correct message and checksum) to one of the ''m'' adjacent corners. An error which affects ''k'' bits moves the message to a corner which is ''k'' steps removed from its correct corner. The goal of a good checksum algorithm is to spread the valid corners as far from each other as possible, so as to increase the likelihood "typical" transmission errors will end up in an invalid corner.
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