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In computers, what is the smallest and basic unit of information storage?


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In computers, what is the smallest and basic unit of information storage?

Options

A) byte

B) bit

C) megabyte

D) kilobyte

E) Newton

Explanation:

A bit (short for binary digit) is the smallest unit of data in a computer. A bit has a single binary value, either 0 or 1. Although computers usually provide instructions that can test and manipulate bits, they generally are designed to store data and execute instructions in bit multiples called bytes.

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  • A bit (short for binary digit) is the smallest unit of data in a computer. A bit has a single binary value, either 0 or 1. Although computers usually provide instructions that can test and manipulate bits, they generally are designed to store data and execute instructions in bit multiples called bytes.

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