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How many bits a byte?
Generally speaking, eight bits to a byte. There is no actual standard that defines how many bits are in a byte, but it has become something of a de facto standard.
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8 bits to a byte.
As a byte is typically a sequence of 8 bits, there are a total of 72 bits in nine bytes.
In the most common definition, there are 8 bits in one byte. One bit is either a flow of electricity or no electricity. This written as 0 or 1. There are four bits in a nibbl…e and two nibbles in a byte. 8 bits = 1 byte. 1024 bytes = 1KB 1024 KB = 1 MB 1024 MB = 1 GB
A bit is typically the smallest unit of memory in an electronic device. As it is based on a binary system, it can contain only one of two possible values: 1 or 0, which genera…lly relate to that electronic memory element being set On or Off, respectively. A byte consists of 8 bits and is typically used to represent a single logical character. As each of the 8 bits can contain either of two binary values (1 or 0) the total number of combinations in any byte is therefore 2*2*2*2*2*2*2*2 = 2**8 = 256. The literal character for any particular byte value can vary depending on the Code being used by the computer. For example, a byte with a current value of 90 is generally "Z" in ASCII but is "!" in EBCDIC. But even within the general structure of ASCII there can be special character sets employed wherein some or all of the values are agreed to represent other characters used in foreign languages or in special applications. 1 bit (b) = 1 binary value (0 or 1)1 byte (B) = 8 bits = one logical character 1 kilobyte (KB) = 1024B1 megabyte (MB) = 1024KB1 gigabyte (GB) = 1024MB1 terabyte (TB) = 1024GB
4 bits=1 nybble 2 nybbles=1 byte 8 bits in a byte
There are 8 bits in a byte. People use a lowercase 'b' to mean "bits" and an uppercase "B" to mean bytes. So if a hard drive has 500GB, that's giga-bytes. But if a networ…k cable lists its speed as 10Mbps, that means 10 mega-bits per second.
Bit is the smallest component of data and byte is larger then bit so: 1 byte = 8 bits = 23 bits 1 Kilobyte = 1024 bytes = 210 bits 1 Megabyte = 1024 kilobytes = 220 bits… 1 Gegabyte = 1024 megabytes = 230 bits
16777216 bits 2097152 bytes
1 byte = 8 bits. simillarly 4 bytes = 4 * 1 byte = 4 * 8 bits = 32 bits.
A byte is the basic unit of information in a computer. It is usually the smallest addressable object in memory. The size of a byte is a function of the design of th…e computer, but nearly universally, it has come to mean 8 bits. (Octet is a more precise definition of 8 bits of memory, in case there is any dichotomy.)
i dont think there are any. i think its about two different things edit: there are 2: 1 byte = 8 bits
This question has things a little bit backwards. One byte usually consists of 8 bits (one bit is one "BInary digiT" -- either a 0 or a 1). Half a byte (4 bits)… is sometimes referred to as a nybble or nibble.
One BYTE is currently defined as 8 BITs. (Binary digITs) 1 B = 8 b (Big "B" is for Bytes and little "b" is for bits.) Some data protocols use a different… number of bits to define a character (like the letter "A"), most systems today use 8 bits, some older systems used 5 bits or 7 bits. But a BYTE is currently defined as 8 bits, since historically the definition of a byte has changed throughout time. Also, one NIBBLE is half a byte, which is 4 bits. KB -- Kilobyte (official definition now means 1,000 bits per NIST and IEC): K = Kilo = 1,000 1 KB = 1,000 bytes 1,000 bytes = 1,000(8 bits per byte) = 8,000 bits KiB -- Kibibyte (new term to avoid confusion with a Kilobyte): 2^10 = 1,024 1 KiB = 1,024 bytes 1,024 bytes = 1,024(8 bits per byte) = 8,192 bits So, basically, there's still a lot of confusion between IT professionals and manufacturers of data storage devices as not many have adopted the newer Kibibyte definitions. Therefore, you must determine the context and/or do your own math to validate which meaning is being used. Sources (replace the [dot] text with an actual period "."): * Read the history of the mathematical inaccuracies of the original so-called "Kilobyte" at the NIST and IEC websites (these are organizations that deal with standards). www [dot] physics.nist [dot] gov/cuu/Units/binary.html www [dot] iec [dot] ch/si/binary.htm io9.gizmodo [dot] com/is-a-kilobit-1-000-or-1-024-bits-a-mathematical-debat-1694610423 * Numerical breakdowns: www [dot] computerhope [dot] com/jargon/b/bit.htm www [dot] computerhope [dot] com/jargon/b/byte.htm * Historical examples of a byte not always being 8 bits: encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary [dot] com/byte [See FOLDOC's definition.]