Difference between revisions of "Binary"

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Binary stands for [[base]] 2. It is commonly used in computing for its relative ease of computation and the ease of using ON - OFF states in computers.
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Binary stands for [[base numbers|base]] 2. It is commonly used in computing for its relative ease of computation and the ease of using ON - OFF states in computers.
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! Power of two !! Number in base 10 !! Binary representation
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| <math>2^1</math>|| 2|| 10
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| <math>2^2</math>|| 4|| 100
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| <math>2^3</math>|| 8|| 1000
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| <math>2^4</math>|| 16|| 10000
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| <math>2^5</math>|| 32|| 100000
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| <math>2^6</math>|| 64|| 1000000
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| <math>2^7</math>|| 128 || 10000000
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In computers, each [[byte]] usually holds 8 [[bit|bits]], or binary digits. Thus a single byte can hole a value ranging from 0 to 255.
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Revision as of 16:15, 9 March 2014

Binary stands for base 2. It is commonly used in computing for its relative ease of computation and the ease of using ON - OFF states in computers.


In computers, each byte usually holds 8 bits, or binary digits. Thus a single byte can hole a value ranging from 0 to 255. This article is a stub. Help us out by expanding it.
Power of two Number in base 10 Binary representation
$2^1$ 2 10
$2^2$ 4 100
$2^3$ 8 1000
$2^4$ 16 10000
$2^5$ 32 100000
$2^6$ 64 1000000
$2^7$ 128 10000000
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