what is the difference between bit and byte?

January 11, 2010 10:23am CST
tell about these difference and mentioned about this topic because i am a student of computer science and now only i am join in college.
3 responses
@nautilus33 (1831)
11 Jan 10
HI! The difference is that, that byte is an ordered collection of bits, in which each bit denotes the binary value of 1 or 0. And as I know one byte contains 1024 bits
• Malaysia
11 Jan 10
From what I've learned, 1 byte = 8 bits
@trruk1 (1031)
• United States
11 Jan 10
A bit is a single entry in machine language. It is a one or a zero. A byte consists of eight bits and is usually the smallest entity the computer understands. So if you must enter something (and I can't imagine what, since the code for a single character, like the letter "a", is a byte, or eight bits) that requires less than one byte, such 1001, the preceding units are filled with zeroes, so that would be read by the computer as 00001001. Bytes are what the computer works with to perform its operations. Good luck in your education.