# Category Archives: Binary

## What is a binary number?

Binary numbers are the life blood of computer. You probably know what they look like: a bunch of 1’s and 0’s. Here are some non-examples of Binary numbers Example 1: 12 Example 2: 31 Example 3: 15 Here are some examples of Binary numbers Example 1: 101101 Example 2: 101 Example 3: 10 So how … Continue reading What is a binary number? →

## Why do computers use binary numbers [Answered]?

We all know what decimal numbers are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. However, many other numeral systems exist and you might have heard about or seen others, like hexadecimal numbers (for example: 3F2B) or binary numbers (for example: 10101011), which may seem cryptic and meaningless. These hexadecimal or binary numbers can easily be converted … Continue reading Why do computers use binary numbers [Answered]? →

## What does a Binary Number really mean?

In our previous post, we examined what binary numbers are, focusing primarily on what they look like. Now, let’s delve further into what it really means to be a binary number. Before,we try to understand this, we need to make sure that you understand how ‘regular’ numbers work. Look at the math problem below. What … Continue reading What does a Binary Number really mean? →