Computer Measurements

  • Computers communicate using a signal of 0 and 1
    Here are some of the computer measurements that they use to communicate with devices
  • bits (b) – 0’s and 1’s lowest form of measurement off or on.
  • Nibble – 4 bits or half a Byte.
  • Byte (B) – is one Character consisting of 8 binary digits.
  • Kilobyte or KB – equals 1024 Characters or consisting of a half page of text.
  • Megabyte or MB – equals 1,048,576 Characters or one typical novel.
  • Gigabyte or GB – equals 1,073,741,824 characters or 1 thousand novels.
  • Terabyte or TB – equals 1,099,511,627,776 characters or entire library.
  • Note computers use binary (base two) math, instead of a decimal (base ten) system.

Note computers use binary (base two) math, instead of a decimal (base ten) system

Binary Decimal Hexadecimal

0000 0 0

0001 1 1

0010 2 2

0011 3 3

0100 4 4

0101 5 5

0110 6 6

0111 7 7

1000 8 8

1001 9 9

1010 10 A

1011 11 B

1100 12 C

1101 13 D

1110 14 E

1111 15 F

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