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# Binary Code Definition

Binary code is made up of only two digits, 1 or 0, controlling computer processes. For example, it represents text in computers.

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## Digital vs. Analog Signals

### Fun Facts

• Binary code controls computer circuits through strings of millions of 1s and 0s.
• Ones tell the computer to turn on certain circuits, and zeroes tell the computer to turn off certain circuits.
• Through binary code, a computer program can carry out complex tasks like running a video game.

### Why Do We Need To Know About Binary Code

Learning about binary code helps you get why our digital world works the way it does. Binary code is made up of 1s and 0s and is what computers use to do all sorts of things like play video games and let people talk to each other over long distances online. Knowing about this helps you understand how apps, websites, and digital stuff are made.

Also, binary code is used in lots of areas like making music, finding your way with GPS, saving information, building software, and in phones. Seeing how binary code is used in these things shows how important it is in our everyday lives and points out the many jobs in tech and digital media.

How does binary code control the processes in a computer?
Ones tell the computer to turn on certain circuits, and zeroes tell the computer to turn off certain circuits. Through a string of millions of 1s and 0s, a computer program can carry out very complex tasks like running a video game.
What is the main advantage that digital signals have over analog signals?
Because the values in a digital signal must be either 0 or 1, the signal can easily be corrected to eliminate noise.
What is the main difference between analog and digital signals?
Analog signals are composed of a continuous range of values, where each point can have a slightly different value. Digital signals are made up of a series of digits that are either 0 or 1.
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