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Binary Lights

A Visual Aid

This interactive page provides suppport for those learning about binary numbers. It shows the ones and zeros as lights. A light turned on represents a one while a light turned off represents a zero. There are a number of ways to interact with the lights.

1. Click on a light to turn it on or off.

2. The button 'Headings' will show or hide the values of the lights.

3. The button 'Total'  will show or hide the decimal equivalent of the binary number.

4. The button 'Count' starts the lights showing a counting sequence.

5. The button 'Reset' sets the lights to zero.

6. The button 'Random' shows a random number between 1 and 255.

Now that you have been introduced to the binary system it is time to practise using it with this exercise:

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"Binary: It's as easy as 01, 10, 11."

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