What is the Binary Number System? - Definition & History


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Who invented the binary number system?

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1. What is the binary number system?

2. How is the binary system useful in computers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on this combination of quiz and worksheet will be on topics like the uses and definition of the binary number system, as well as its development and exclusive qualities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These exercises will target concepts such as:

  • Which Chinese sovereign first wrote of binary systems
  • Who invented the binary number system we now use
  • The binary number system's contrast to decimal numbers
  • Uses of the binary system in computers
  • The definition of the binary number system

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about fundamental information surrounding the binary number system
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about numerical coding in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the binary system and decimal numbers

Additional Learning

Take advantage of our lesson by the name of What is the Binary Number System? - Definition & History to strengthen your grasp of this system. The lesson will dig deeper into concepts such as:

  • The history of the binary number system
  • The progression of binary numbers
  • Translating binary to decimal
  • Ways the binary system aids computers