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From the term : BInary digiT (a digit in the two digit binary number system). A bit is either 0 or 1. 8 bits form a byte, which are the cornerstones of electronic data. They carry the value 0 (off) or 1 (on).

In a typical PC a byte consists of 8 bits (called an 8 bit system)..

Please see module 1a.

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