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Digital Literacy Computer Basics Computer Basics Data

binary numbers

binary number represents on? binary number represents off?

2 Answers

Kristopher Van Sant
Kristopher Van Sant
Courses Plus Student 18,830 Points

Hi Ameer! I recommend reviewing the videos anytime you get momentarily stuck. Around 00:38 - 00:55 in the Data video is where you'll find the answer. There Joy compares binary digits to electrical circuits, where "a bit is like a switch that's either off or on. If the switch is off, it's a 0 and if it's on, it's a 1."

On = 1

Off = 0

Hope that helps!