Binary Code

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The Binary Code is a code of representing more complex data from a sequence comprised of two components. In computing, these two states are symbolized by zeroes ( 0 ) and ones ( 1 ).

Binary code works by applying exponentially increasing numerical values to each item in the sequence. A binary sequence will typically have a uniform delimit, which in computer technology is typically every eight. A sequence of eight zeroes and ones is known as a byte, and each item in a byte is known as a bit. One byte can represent one of up to 256 states (ranging from 0 to 255) which can be equated to characters on the ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) table, integers, colors and much more.

CPU instructions

CPUs take instruction in the form of binary numbers. The amount of bits it can process at once depends on the CPU, the most common being 32 and 64 bit CPUs. When a CPU is given an instruction, the first few bits refer to the instruction, and the others to the input. For example:

   0000001 00000011 00001010

could refer to (00000001) store (00001010 or 10 in binary) 10 in (00000011 or 3 in binary) the third memory location. These numbers are often assigned words to make them less confusing in a language called assembly language.


there are several different binary data types represented in different ways.