# Coding (Binary Numbers)

Math Science
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Engineering
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Binary code represents a universal language because it is only one code for the entire planet to use and computers understand. Zero and One

### Understanding Binary Numbers

binary number is a positional numeral system with two as the base. The binary number system consists of two different numerals, namely zero and one.

Think of one as conducting electricity and zero as an insulator (not conducting electricity)

Computers operate using only 0 and 1-----binary numbers

It's important to understand that anything in our world can be put into the computer world by converting it into binary numbers.

Prompts

Explain why we use binary numbers as they relate to computers

Explain how to develop binary numbers from decimal numbers

Please convert the following to binary numbers:

23, 256, 18, 53, and 65

Please convert the following to decimal numbers

010010, 0001, 01111, 0100, and 0101