What is a bit?
6 November 2022 (Updated 15 November 2022)
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A bit (short for “Binary Digit”) represents a single binary number (0 or 1). Computers use micro-transistors to represent a bit. When the transistor switch is on, you have a 1. When it’s off, you have a 0.
- 8 bits = 1 byte