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WHY ARE BYTES ALWAYS TALKED IN POWER OF 2

The reason is that you do not only use bytes to store numbers, but also to address memory bytes that store numbers (or even other addresses). With 1 Byte you have 256 possible addresses, so you can access 256 different bytes. Using only 200 bytes, for example, just because it is a rounder number would be a waste of address space.

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Why are Bytes talked about in powers of 2?

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