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bit
short for binary digit
nibble
four bits
byte
eight bits
kilobyte
1024 bytes
megabyte
1024 kilobytes
gigabyte
1024 megabytes
terabyte
1024 gigabytes
petabyte
1024 terabytes
bit
0 or 1
nibble
1010
byte
01100101
megabyte
1024 x 1024 bytes
gigabyte
1024 x 1024 x 1024 bytes
terabyte
1024 x 1024 x 1024 x 1024 x bytes
petabyte
1024 x 1024 x 1024 x 1024 x 1024 x bytes
Why we use binary in CS?
because computers are made up of transistors or tiny electrical switches that can either be on or off in their value. Therefore 1 and 0 can be used to represent those values.
to store a word or image file
megabytes would be used
to store a movie file
gigabytes would be used
to store a text file
kilobytes would be used
to store a letter in a word file
bytes would be used
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