# What are Binary Numbers

Don't look puzzled the next time you see streams of 1s and 0s. If they don't seem to make sense, it's time you update your knowledge of binary numbers.

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What is Binary Information?

Information that is transmitted across computer networks in the form of binary numbers, as streams of 0s and 1s, is known as binary information.

In the first division of 6 by 2, the remainder is 0, quotient is 3. Division of 3 by 2 gives 1 as the remainder and 1 as the quotient. Since the quotient is 1, the division stops at this step. Starting from this 1, and appending to it, the earlier remainders in reverse order, the answer we get is 110. This is the binary equivalent of 6.

101 = 1*2

^{2}+ 0*2

^{1}+ 1*2

^{0}

= (1*4) + (0*2) + (1*1)

= (4) + (0) + (1) = 5