What is the binary system?


by Zerus & Ona

zerus and ona what is binary

The binary system is the language that computers use. It's a series of 1s and 0s. Each digit or number in this system is called a bit, and when you have eight bits, we refer to it as one byte.

Thanks to this system your computer can communicate with the outside world and save information: letters, numbers, images... Basically, everything you see on your screen (including this article) is made up of different combinations of 1s and 0s.

Now that we know a little more about binary, we'd like to tell you a story about bits, bytes, and rockets!

zerus and ona what is binary

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Download this story at home and go through it while you cuddle up. Or share it with your students in the classroom as an introduction to the binary system.

¡Remember! Understanding computers is a SUPERPOWER. So, keep on learning! See you in the next episode!

Lots of Megas from The Binary World,


PS. In the previous episode, we read a story about inputs, colors and pixels. If you missed it, read here the episode what is input/output?

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Zerus y Ona are now best friends and like to do everything together. But, there was a time when they didn't know each other.

How did Zerus and Ona first meet?

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