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Binary notation explained

Speaker: In this electronic computer, we simplify our problem by using what is known as a Binary scale of numbers. Instead of working in ten, hundreds, thousands that is powers of ten, we work in powers of two. This results in longer strings of figures to represent any given number, but as we use only ones and noughts, these can easily be represented electronically by positive and negative pulses.

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