Use this generator to test your binary conversion skills.

Extension:try coding adenary to binary converter yourself – stuck? Click the button to see how we wrote this one!

Click Refresh to Get The Next Binary Number!

function refreshBinary() {
var Dec = Math.floor(Math.random() * 255);
document.getElementById("Binary").innerHTML = Dec;
}
function checkBinary() {
var Dec = document.getElementById("Binary").innerHTML;
var MSB = 128;
var Bin = "";
while (MSB >=1){
if (Dec >= MSB) {
Bin = Bin + "1";
Dec = Dec - MSB;
}
else{
Bin = Bin + "0";
}
MSB = MSB / 2;
}
document.getElementById("Denary").innerHTML = Bin;

Why do computers represent numbers using binary?

Key Words

Bit, Nibble, Byte, Denary, Binary, Base, Base 2, Base 10 – make flash cards for these

Describe how you would convert from binary to denary.

What is the difference between the most significant bit and the least significant bit?

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Match the term to the definition:

Base

A base 2 number system where only the digits 0 & 1 are used.

MSB

The number of unique digits within a number system.

Binary

Half a byte, or four bits.

Nibble

The largest number column in a binary number. In a byte, this is 128.

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Why are powers of 2 used in binary?

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What does 1 & 2 represent in a computer system?

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Complete & explain your answer to the following exam question:

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