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vocab list#2 K.C

How Big Is A Bit?

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This is short for "binary digit". It is the smallest piece of a computer. Bit
This is a combination of eight bits that represent one character of data. For example, the word "cat" has three characters, and it would be represented by three of these. Byte
This is equal to 1.024 bytes Kilobyte (K or KB)
This is equal to 1,048,576 bytes but it is usually rounded off to one million bytes. Megabyte (MB)
This is one thousand megabytes. Gigabyte (GB)
This is one trillion bytes or 1,000 gigabytes Terabyte (TB)
This tells how much information your computer can store. Is usually measured in megabytes or gigabytes Computer Memory
(a device that connects 2 computers over a telephone line) is measured in bits per second (bps). This tells how much information can be sent in a second. The Speed Of Modem
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