What is Binary Number
What is Binary Digit
Binary digit system is a notation to repsent numbers.
In decimal system, we use 10 symbols, 0 to 9. When a number is larger than 9, we start over by placing a new digit on the left. For example, 10 is 1 on left and 0 on right.
A binary number notation uses just 2 symbols.
A binary digit is either 1 or 0. For example,
is four binary digits.
A binary digit is also called bit. So,
1001 is 4 bits.
Here's a table showing decimal and binary:
Binary digits is used in computers, because electronics deal with on/off signals, most easily represented by binary digits.
Possible Size in Binary Number
If a binary number has n digits, it has 2^n possible values.
|number of bits||possible distinct values|
What is Bit
A bit is a single binary digit. It's has 2 possible values, usually represented as 1 or 0. With 1 usually means on, 0 is off. Or, 1 is true, 0 is false.