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Digital Literacy Computer Basics Computer Basics Binary

too not understand

it is hard

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
221,329 Points

Learning computer skills can indeed be challenging.

Perhaps you might find something useful in the How To Learn course.

Mark Casavantes
Mark Casavantes
10,606 Points

Hi Terrance,

The binary number system is based on two numbers 1 and 0.

Counting is similar to the base 10 number system.

1 = 1
2 = 10 the 1 is in the two's column.
3 = 11 one two and one one equals three.
4 = 100 the 1 is in the four's column and is = to 2^2. 5 = 101 which is one four and one one. 4 + 1 = 5 6 = 110 7 = 111 8= 1000 which the 1 is in the 8's column.

Each column is based on a power of 2. 128 64 32 16 8 4 2 1

I know some concepts are hard.

I hope this is helpful to you.

After posting my answer lines were combined making things less clear. I debated about deleting my post, but thought it might make sense to you.

I like watching the Coding Train and I have included a link to a video on the binary number system which I hope is helpful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meGcdIoTYgw