What is a Byte? - Definition & Measurements


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A byte represents:

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1. Why is there a letter y in the word byte?

2. A byte typically uses which number system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will check your knowledge of a computer byte. Questions focus on topics such as what a byte represents and why the word byte is spelled uniquely.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following:

  • Number system a byte uses
  • Examples of binary numbers
  • Total bytes in 1 kilobyte of storage

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about computer bytes
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of binary numbers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the measurement of a byte and the number system it uses

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, review the lesson called What is a Byte? - Definition & Measurements. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn more about the history of a byte
  • Gain a better understanding of the binary system
  • Discuss common byte sizes for computers