Binary Bits Bytes

Mission: Learn about binary, bits (b), bytes (B), kilobytes (KB), megabytes (MB), gigabytes (GB), and terabytes (TB).

Fact:  Binary is a number system that uses only two symbols: typically 0 (zero) and 1 (one).

  1. What is a two symbol number system called?
  2. What is a shortcut for "binary digit"?
  3. How many binary digits are needed to create a byte?
  4. A byte of information can store how many keyboard characters?
  5. How many bytes is a kilobyte?
  6. What is the abbreviation for kilo?
  7. How many characters are typically on a page in a book?

  1. What number system do humans usually use?
  2. How many symbols are used in this system?
  3. How are numbers expressed after all the symbols are given values?
  4. What is the binary number for 5?
  5. What is the binary number for 9?
  6. What is the binary number for 15?
  1. What symbols are used in binary?
  2. What are the only things computers "understand"?
  3. What sort of "decisions" can computers make?
  4. What is another word for "decimal"?
  5. In decimal numbers, as you move to the left, how much larger is the value of that place?
  6. In binary, how much greater is the value of a digit to the left?
  7. In a computer, what can binary represent?
  1. What is the long name for "bit"?
  2. What are 8 bits together called?
  3. How much data can be stored in 8 bits?
  4. About how many bytes are in a kilobyte?
  5. What is the abbreviation for kilobyte?
  6. About how much text can be stored in one kilobyte?
  7. How much data could the 5.25" storage disk hold?
  8. What is 1000 KB called?
  9. How many books could 1000 KB store?
  10. For the 3.5" floppy disk, how much data could it store?
  11. What is 1000 megabytes called?
  12. How much music could be stored with 1,000 MB?
  13. What is 1000 GB called?
  1. What are four kinds of data stored on a hard drive?
  2. What is the abbreviation for Central Processing Unit?
  3. What does R.A.M. stand for?
  4. An human analogy to RAM would be what?
  5. When does the CPU need to access the hard drive?
  6. When a document is saved from RAM, where is it saved?
  7. What sort of apps would benefit from more RAM?
  8. How much RAM did good computers have in 2015?
  9. How much storage did a good hard drive have in 2015?
  1. What is the abbreviation for binary digits?
  2. What does R.A.M. stand for?
  3. What is the fastest memory in a computer?
  4. What are the three major types of long term storage?
  5. What can cause data to degrade?
  6. How long does data storage usually last?