Computers represent complex information by storing strings of 1s and 0s, both grouped together as binary digits. For instance, a series of “01000101” would translate to a sequence of eight zeros and ones that translates into the letter “M.”

Computers represent complex information by storing strings of 1s and 0s, both grouped together as binary digits. For instance, a series of “01000101” would translate to a sequence of eight zeros and ones that translates into the letter “M.”