1 Byte contains-

  1. 124 bits
  2. 4 bits
  3. 16 bits
  4. 8 bits
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 29th May 2015 in Computers.
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Option 4 is the right answer.

In computer science a byte (pronounced “bite”, IPA: /baɪt/) is a unit of measurement of information storage, most often consisting of eight bits. In many computer architectures it is a unit of memory addressing.

Originally, a byte was a small group of bits of a size convenient for data such as a single character from a Western character set. Its size was generally determined by the number of possible characters in the supported character set and was chosen to be a submultiple of the computer’s word size; historically, bytes have ranged from five to twelve bits. The popularity of IBM’s System/360 architecture starting in the 1960s and the explosion of microcomputers based on 8-bit microprocessors in the 1980s has made eight bits by far the most common size for a byte. The term octet is widely used as a more precise synonym where ambiguity is undesirable (for example, in protocol definitions).

Harsh Vardhan Professor Answered on 29th May 2015.
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