The Binary Number System

The Binary Base (Base 2)

Computers represent numbers in the binary base with 1s and 0s.

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The Binary Number System

The Binary Base (Base 2)

What do Gottfried Leibniz, George Boole and Claude Shannon have in common? Well they all contributed greatly to how computers work today. In this video we'll explore the binary number system with its two symbols, 1 and 0. You'll see how to represent quantities in the binary system, and you'll learn why it's a useful base for computing.

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