Binary Digits

In this lesson, we will grasp what binary digits are by associating them with familiar sets of symbols such as letters and decimal digits. We will solve simple problems that reinforce the connection between (alphanumeric) information and its binary representation.

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Worksheet

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Quiz:

Binary Digits

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is ASCII?

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Q2.What is the length of this sequence: "slide"?

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Q3.How many different characters can be encoded using 7 bits?

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Q4.How many different character are there with an 8-bit coding scheme?

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Q5.How many binary digits does it take to represent the message: Great work!

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Q6.How many 3-bit numbers can there possibly be?

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Q7.How many 1-bit sequences can there possibly be?

7/7

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Binary Digits

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is ASCII?

1/7

Q2.What is the length of this sequence: "slide"?

2/7

Q3.How many different characters can be encoded using 7 bits?

3/7

Q4.How many different character are there with an 8-bit coding scheme?

4/7

Q5.How many binary digits does it take to represent the message: Great work!

5/7

Q6.How many 3-bit numbers can there possibly be?

6/7

Q7.How many 1-bit sequences can there possibly be?

7/7

Lesson summary: Binary Digits

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