Binary code is the language of computers. It consists of combinations of zeroes and ones, hence the term “binary”. Each combination represents a specific set of instructions for the computer to carry out.

Here’s an example. The word “HELLO”, when written in binary code looks like this: 01001000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111 00100001

The operating system then converts the binary code into the corresponding letters of the English alphabet, and instructs the system to display it on the screen as “HELLO”.

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