One byte of memory contains enough information for one character, which could be a letter, number or symbol. A single byte consists of 8 bits, which are essentially binary placeholders in a string, that can either be one or zero. These bits together communicate the information needed for a specific character.
There are 1024 bytes in a single kilobyte, and 1024 kilobytes in a single megabyte. The pattern continues, as there are 1024 megabytes in a gigabyte, and 1024 gigabytes in a terabyte.Learn more about Computers & Hardware