# Bytes and Bits Converter

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## Converting bits and bytes

In the conversion tables below, figures are rounded to a maximum of 5 decimal places (7 with smaller numbers) to give approximations.

Bits | Bytes |
---|---|

1 bit | 0.125 bytes |

2 bits | 0.25 bytes |

3 bits | 0.375 bytes |

4 bits | 0.5 bytes |

5 bits | 0.625 bytes |

6 bits | 0.75 bytes |

7 bits | 0.875 bytes |

8 bits | 1 bytes |

9 bits | 1.125 bytes |

10 bits | 1.25 bytes |

11 bits | 1.375 bytes |

12 bits | 1.5 bytes |

13 bits | 1.625 bytes |

14 bits | 1.75 bytes |

15 bits | 1.875 bytes |

16 bits | 2 bytes |

17 bits | 2.125 bytes |

18 bits | 2.25 bytes |

19 bits | 2.375 bytes |

20 bits | 2.5 bytes |

Bytes | Bits |
---|---|

1 byte | 8 bits |

2 bytes | 16 bits |

3 bytes | 24 bits |

4 bytes | 32 bits |

5 bytes | 40 bits |

6 bytes | 48 bits |

7 bytes | 56 bits |

8 bytes | 64 bits |

9 bytes | 72 bits |

10 bytes | 80 bits |

11 bytes | 88 bits |

12 bytes | 96 bits |

13 bytes | 104 bits |

14 bytes | 112 bits |

15 bytes | 120 bits |

16 bytes | 128 bits |

17 bytes | 136 bits |

18 bytes | 144 bits |

19 bytes | 152 bits |

20 bytes | 160 bits |

### How many bytes are there in 1 bit?

There are 0.125 bytes in 1 bit. To convert from bits to bytes, multiply your figure by 0.125 (or divide by 8) .

### How many bits are there in 1 byte?

There are 8 bits in 1 byte. To convert from bytes to bits, multiply your figure by 8 (or divide by 0.125) .

### What is a bit?

You might not be aware that the term "bit" is actually a shorter version of the phrase **bi**nary digi**t**. A bit is the simplest unit of data storage and its value can represent a 0 or a 1 at any give time. Every other form of computing measurement is based off of the humble (and yet very important) bit.

### What is a byte?

It is common for confusion to arise between bytes and bits. A byte represents eight unique bits of information. Each bit will be assigned a value of a 0 or a 1. This entire group of bits will then act as a packet of data. Examples here can be a letter, a number or a symbol such as a question mark. Bytes can be thought of as the "DNA" that is used to form larger strings of data and eventually, entire programs. It is important to keep in mind that unlike the diminutive bit, the byte is used to explain larger numbers.

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