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Old 05-13-2006, 08:49 PM   #1
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Default coursework help (Binary)

i need some help withmy course, the questions are:

1.why do computers use binary coding to sort data?

2. what is a binary bit pattern ( Give Examples )

3. Bytes and Kb ( Give Examples )

4. what is Denary Numbers

plz can someone help me, i really dont no wot 2 put at all
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1) Computers use binary because the circuit boards they are made from have gates, 0 meaning off and 1 meaning on. So basically when its off, no electricity passes through that part, and when its on, electricity passes through. Theres no inbetween.

2) No idea

3) A byte is 8 bits. For instance, a computer keyboard, everytime you hit a key, sends 8 digits of 0's 1's, to the computer for processing.
A Kilobyte, is 1024 of these bytes, of 8 bits.

4) No idea
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