Explanation of answer to exercise #3, page 28 in Java Training Guide

from Thomas Cogswell (thomas@itsmybag.com)
The explanation of a numeric variable short and the answer to adding +1 to 32767 with answer of -32768, makes no sense. With hint to remember range of short values is -32768 to +32767 didn't help. I got the hex answer right but the explanation positive and negative has me concerned that unless I get this point I will be quessing with 50/50 chance of correct answer.

Love your book and style up to this point, I'm sure I will get back on track after getting this point.

Thankyou Thomas