bits vs. Bytes

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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



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