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# What is 1011 when referring to computing? ### VERIFIED ### Imdad Ahad

Backend Developer | Worked for GOV UK Notify, BT, Shell, GE | BSc Comp Sci

1011 is a number represented in binary. Computers can only understand and process binary numbers. Anything you ever do on a computer will be converted into some programmatic instruction(s) that will then be converted again down to mere 0s and 1s. 1011 is equal to 11. How? Since computers only understand 0s and 1s, we need some way to convert a number (in this case 11) to a sequence of these 0s and 1s. This process is referred to converting a number between different bases and in this case converting a number in base 10 to a number in base 2. Base 10 is the number system we use every day, the 10 here refers to the number of digits we have in the system (0-9). Base 2 is the binary number system that computers work with and the 2 refers to the number of digits in that system which is (0 and 1). Hope that helps, if you need anymore help feel free to ask another question.

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