What a strange concept, binary code. How is it that computers use such a radically different numbering system then us humans?
There is a very simple reason why this is the case. Why? COMPUTERS ARE MACHINES!!! Machines are really only capable of understanding ON (1) and OFF (0). Period. When you open a text file that contains the characters 'ABC' your computer stores this information in a numerical format such as '01000001010000100100001101000100'. At the base level computers understand numbers most efficiently and because of this many programming structures are based on numbers. We will show you how to understand the fundamentals of binary by exposing you to positive integer conversions to and from binary and hex.