|Chapter:||Introduction To Computers And Programming|
What number does a bit that is turned on represent? What number does a bit that is turned off represent?
In computer systems, a bit that is turned on represents the number 1. A bit that is turned off represents the number 0. This relates to the binary numbering system. In the binary numbering system or binary system, all numeric values are written as sequences of 0s and 1s.
An example of a binary number is written as follows