A **binary code** represents text, computer processor instructions, or any other data using a two-symbol **system**. The two-symbol **system** used is often the **binary number system**'s 0 and 1. The **binary code** assigns a pattern of **binary** digits, also known as bits, to each character, instruction, etc.

In this manner, what is meant by a binary number system?

**binary number system**. A method of representing **numbers** that has 2 as its base and uses only the digits 0 and 1. Each successive digit represents a power of 2. For example, 10011 represents (1 X 24) + (0 X 23) + (0 X 22) + (1 X 21) + (1 X 20), or 16 + 0 + 0 + 2 + 1, or 19.

What is a binary system in a computer?

For most purposes, we use the decimal number **system**, which has ten unique digits, 0 through 9. All other **numbers** are then formed by combining these ten digits. **Computers** are based on the **binary** numbering **system**, which consists of just two unique **numbers**, 0 and 1.

How do binary numbers work?

**Binary numbers** use the same rules as decimal - the value of any digit always depends on its position in the whole **number**. It all gets down to bases. Decimal uses base ten, so that every time a **number** moves one position to the left in a figure, it increases by a power of ten (eg. 1, 10, 100 etc).

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