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The earliest computers could only send 8 bits at a time, it was only natural to start writing code in sets of 8 bits. This came to be called a byte. It's essentially… arbitrary, however 8 bits was initially a good fit since it was able to easily fit all letters, upper and lower case, plus all punctuation and numerals. A Byte is no longer a hard boundary, however. There are many protocols that use individual bits, or groups of 4 bits, or any number really. Modern processors also use 32-bit "words" and 64-bit "words".
historically, the byte was whatever the computer said it was. There have been computers that use bytes anywhere from 5 to 36 bits long. Today however, almost all computers use… 8 bit bytes. When there is absolutely no room for misunderstanding, the term octet is used instead, which always means 8 bits.
1 Byte is 8 bits
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
One byte is usually 8 bits, but some computer systems used a 9-bit byte. A bit is a Binary digit. (0 or 1) And a nibble is a 4-bit byte. Sometimes used in simple machines su…ch as washing machine or toaster. Back in early telegraphy days, paper tape was used for machine telegraphy. Its data was represented by 5 holes that could be punched across the width of a paper tape. Thus one could have 25 (= 32) characters. This became supplanted by paper tape with 8 possible holes in a row. Thus 28 different characters could be represented. (256 characters). A version of this was called ASCII code, American Standard Code for Information Interchange. And the electro-mechanical Teletype was the apparatus commonly used. This was in the (relatively recent) days before alpha-numeric symbols on an CRT screen. Anyway, hence the 8-bit Byte.
1 kilobyte = 1024 bytes. 1024 bytes * 8 = 8192 bits.
1 byte has 8 bits. so 25 bytes have 200 bits.
18 bytes is 144 bits.
1 byte = 8 bits 1 Kilo byte = 1024 bytes = 8192 bits 1 Mega byte = 1024 Kilo Bytes = 1048576 bytes = 8388608 bits
One BYTE is always 8 BITs. (Binary digITs) Some data protocols use a different number of bits to define a character, most systems today use 8 bits, some older systems used 5… bits or 7 bits. But a BYTE is always 8 bits regardless. (a NIBBLE is half a byte - 4 bits).