Binary Language of Computers: Definition & Overview


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What is a bit?

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1. What is binary code?

2. What is a byte?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of how the binary language of computers translates to an efficient medium within digital data. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include binary code and what a bit is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Bit
  • Binary code
  • Byte
  • Facts about ASCII and Unicode

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as binary code and bit
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related binary language of computers lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding character sets and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about binary code

Additional Learning

To learn more about computers' binary language, review the corresponding lesson on Binary Languages of Computers. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define what a bit is
  • Identify binary information from digital data
  • Know the commonly used coding system of ASCII
  • Learn the commonly used coding system Unicode
  • Appreciate what binary code is
  • Understand the fundamental reason why computers use binary language