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What is the difference between byte and bit?

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A bit is short for binary digit. That is, they are digits of a base 2 (binary) number. Whereas the normal base 10 (decimal) digits are numbers between 0 and 9 (inclusive), binary digits are either 0 or 1.

A byte is the smallest addressable unit of memory in a computer systems. In practically all modern computers one byte consists of 8 bits but historically this has varied from 5 to 12 based on how many bits were needed to represent one character from the character set of the computer.

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