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# What is a bit?

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For computers a bit is the smallest possible unit of digital information, because it can have only two values, which can be interp…reted as ON and OFF, or numerically as 0 and 1. You can group eight bits together with each one independently ON or OFF. Taken together, there 256 ON/OFF combinations, so they can represent the numbers from 0 to 255 or from -128 to +127, for example. The groups of eight are called bytes, and computer memories are organized in bytes. .
For horses, a bit is the part that goes into the horse's mouth and connects to the reins to help the rider control the horse. .
For Tools the bit is a replaceable part at the working end of the tool. You can have drill bits, screwdriver bits etc etc. A bit is the smallest amount of memory a computer can work with. It can be a binary 1 or 0 A bit is a binary digit taking a value of 0 or 1. (MORE)