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Binary (/ˈbʌɪnəri/) usually refers to something that involves two things. Many people can look at binary code and instantly associate it with computers without a second thought, but what actually is binary?

What is Binary?

Binary is a counting system in Base 2. The counting system we use in everyday maths is in base 10. We represent our numbers as a collection of digits between 0–9 (111, 932, 53, 9, 10293, etc.). In binary, numbers are a collection of digits that are 0 and 1 (0100, 1111,1100).

Computers “read” all (or almost all) instructions in binary. Electricity flows through many transistors which can…

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