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# What language do computers use consisting of 0s and 1s?

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binary

Likewise, what is 0s and 1s in computer?

Binary (or base-2) a numeric system that only uses two digits — 0 and 1. Computers operate in binary, meaning they store data and perform calculations using only zeros and ones. A single binary digit can only represent True (1) or False (0) in boolean logic.

what is an input device that looks like a pen? stylus

Also question is, why do computers use 1s and 0s?

Computers use binary - the digits 0 and 1 - to store data. The circuits in a computer's processor are made up of billions of transistors . A transistor is a tiny switch that is activated by the electronic signals it receives. The digits 1 and 0 used in binary reflect the on and off states of a transistor.

What is the area that holds all the startup instructions the computer needs to start?

The area that holds all of the instructions the computer needs to start up is called RAM. The two main categories of home and office printers are ________ and laser printers.

Professional

## Who invented binary code?

Gottfried Leibniz

Professional

## How do you read 1s and 0s?

Steps
1. Find a binary number you want to convert. We'll use this as an example: 101010.
2. Multiply each binary digit by two to the power of its place number. Remember, binary is read from right to left. The rightmost place number being zero.
3. Add all the results together. Let's go from right to left. 0 × 20 = 0. 1 × 21 = 2.

Professional

## What is binary math?

In mathematics and digital electronics, a binary number is a number expressed in the base-2 numeral system or binary numeral system, which uses only two symbols: typically "0" (zero) and "1" (one). The base-2 numeral system is a positional notation with a radix of 2. Each digit is referred to as a bit.

#### Azedine Juzhanov

Explainer

Hexadecimal describes a base-16 number system. That is, it describes a numbering system containing 16 sequential numbers as base units (including 0) before adding a new position for the next number. Two hexadecimal digits can represent eight binary digits, or a byte.

Explainer

## How do you use binary code?

Here's one possible set of steps we could code:
1. Break the word into individual letters.
2. For each letter, look up the ASCII number value mapped to the letter.
3. For each ASCII number value, convert to a binary number.
4. For each binary number, save the binary number value.

Explainer

## What does a computer understand?

Computer can only understand low level language, which we generally know as Assembly language. It is almost same as machine code that a computer can understand, except that it uses words in place of numbers (binary or hexadecimal code).

Pundit

## How does a computer work?

A computer is an electronic machine that processes information—in other words, an information processor: it takes in raw information (or data) at one end, stores it until it's ready to work on it, chews and crunches it for a bit, then spits out the results at the other end. All these processes have a name.

#### Yoshie Seleiro

Pundit

The main reason why we use hexadecimal numbers is because it is much easier to express binary number representations in hex than it is in any other base number system. Computers do not actually work in hex (don't laugh, beginning students do ask that question). Lets look at an example, using a byte.

Pundit

byte

Pundit

## Can computers understand human language?

These intelligent machines and computers were taught to comprehend what humans are saying through Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing (NLP). With NLP, machines can understand and derive meaning from human's natural languages like English, Chinese, French and others.

Teacher

## Why do computers use binary code?

Computers use voltages and since voltages changes often, no specific voltage is set for each number in the decimal system. For this reason, binary is measured as a two-state system i.e. on or off. Also, to keep calculations simple and convert into binary online, computers use the binary number system.

Teacher

## How is binary calculated?

Converting decimal integer to binary
To convert integer to binary, start with the integer in question and divide it by 2 keeping notice of the quotient and the remainder. Continue dividing the quotient by 2 until you get a quotient of zero. Then just write out the remainders in the reverse order.

Teacher

## Do computers still use binary code?

Yes. Digital computers represent absolutely everything (e.g., instructions, numbers, text, images, videos, sound, color, etc.) in binary. There is nothing stored in or executed by a computer that is not ultimately stored in binary.

Teacher

## Where is binary used?

Numbers can be encoded in binary format and stored using switches. The digital technology which uses this system could be a computer, calculator, digital TV decoder box, cell phone, burglar alarm, watch etc. Values are stored in binary format in memory, which is basically a bunch of electronic on/off switches.

Reviewer

## Why do we count in base 10?

When typing a base, the small number indicating the base is usually in base ten. This is because if the radix were written in its own base, it would always be "10," so there would be no way of knowing what base it was supposed to be in.

#### Khlifia Eikhengolts

Reviewer

Binary Addition. Binary addition is much like your normal everyday addition (decimal addition), except that it carries on a value of 2 instead of a value of 10. For example: in decimal addition, if you add 8 + 2 you get ten, which you write as 10; in the sum this gives a digit 0 and a carry of 1.

Reviewer

## Is a printer an input device?

If a device is putting data into the computer in the form of text, sound, images, button presses etc. then it is an input device, if the device is outputting things from the computer such as sound, movement, printing, images etc., then it is an output device. Therefore it is an input device.

Reviewer

## Is Scanner An input device?

Input Devices
The computer mouse and scanner fall under the input device category. As the name suggests, input devices are used to send information to the computer. A mouse is used to input the movements of a cursor, while a scanner is used to input physical media into digital format.

Supporter

## What is a graphics pen called?

A graphics tablet (also known as a digitizer, drawing tablet, drawing pad, digital drawing tablet, pen tablet, or digital art board) is a computer input device that enables a user to hand-draw images, animations and graphics, with a special pen-like stylus, similar to the way a person draws images with a pencil and

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