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Binary, the Alternative Numbering System

The base 2, or binary numbering system is the basis for all binary code and data storage in computing systems and electronic devices. In this guide, we explore how it all works.

The representation of a number in both decimal and binary. © Eugene Brennan

Decimal, the Base 10 Numbering System

First let’s start with decimal.



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Eugene Brennan

Eugene is an engineer with a BSc(Eng) degree in Control and Instrumentation. He’s passionate about gardening, DIY, making things, cycling & photography.