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# Computer Basics: Binary and Decimal Systems

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### How is a computer defined in this context?

An electronic device for storing and processing data, typically in binary form, according to instructions given to it in a variable program.

It means 'two'.

A bit.

### How do computers use the binary system?

<p>To store data and perform calculations using 0s and 1s.</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is binary information?

<p>The computer's language for representing fundamental information stored in the computer system.</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the composition of the computer's memory?

<p>Tiny storage locations known as Bits.</p> Signup and view all the answers

### How many Bits are in one Byte?

<ol start="8"> <li></li> </ol> Signup and view all the answers

### How are binary numbers pronounced?

<p>Each digit is spoken separately, for example 'one zero one'.</p> Signup and view all the answers

## Study Notes

### Computer and Binary Definition

• A computer is an electronic device that stores and processes data in binary form according to instructions given to it in a variable program.

### Binary System

• A binary is a numeric system that only uses two digits: 0 and 1.
• The word "binary" comes from "Bi-" meaning two, as seen in words like "bicycle" and "binocular".
• When pronouncing a binary number, each digit is spoken individually (e.g., "101" is spoken as "one zero one" or "one-oh-one").

### Bits and Bytes

• A single binary digit (0 or 1) is called a "bit".
• A group of 8 bits is equal to 1 byte.
• Binary information (bits and bytes) is the computer's language for representing fundamental information stored in the computer system.

### Computer Memory

• The computer's memory is composed of tiny storage locations known as bits.
• Bits are represented as 0s or 1s.

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## Description

Learn the fundamental concepts of computers, including the definition of a computer and the basics of binary and decimal number systems.

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