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How Big is a Byte?

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A byte is _____ bit(s)

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1. A byte can hold values from _____ to _____

2. _____ is a type of encoding that maps a number to a letter.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about units of data with this quiz and worksheet. Questions will focus on specific unit sizes, as well as applications.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how much you know about topics such as:

  • The size of a byte
  • What values a byte can hold
  • What unit of measurement is four bits

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what a byte is
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately recognize main terms from their descriptions, such as the type of encoding that maps a letter to the number
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the size of different units

Additional Learning

If you wish to learn more about units of data, review the lesson titled How Big is a Byte?. It will help you understand things like:

  • How ones and zeros factor in to bytes
  • Examples of numerical representations of letters
  • Specific descriptors of bytes
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