binary system



Number system that uses only two values (0,1; on, off) to represent codes and data. Since zeros and ones can be easily represented by two voltages, the binary system is the foundation on which digital technology is built. Every digital computer whether a pocket calculator or a mainframe uses the same binary notation.

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  • If you want to make a program to speed up how your office computers work you can use the binary system.

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  • My friend, a computer geek, attempted to explain to me what a binary system was and how 1's and 0's worked and I went to sleep very quickly.

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  • If you are working with codes you must be able to know how to use the binary system to its full effect.

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