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<p><b>New page</b></p><div>A number is said to be a '''power of two''' when its [[factorization]] gives only twos, or when it can be expressed as a multiplication of only twos (like 2 &times; 2 &times; 2 &times; ...). They are normally represented as <math>2^n</math> where n is the [[exponent]].<br />
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Powers of two are very important in computer science, as they are the base for the [[binary]] system, used by computers when considering bits and bytes. Sometimes prefixes are reinterpreted to refer to those powers, as in 1 kilobyte = 2<sup>10</sup> = 1024. To avoid confusion, in 1998 a set of binary prefixes was introduced. The prefix for multiples of 1024 is kibi-, so 1024 bytes = 1 kibibyte. 1024<sup>2</sup> bytes = 1 mebibyte, 1024<sup>3</sup> bytes = 1 gibibyte, and so on.<br />
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==External links==<br />
*[[Wikipedia:Binary_prefix#kibi|Binary prefix]]<br />
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