# Binary Literals

Binary literals are a way to represent numbers in binary format, which is a base-2 numbering system that uses only two digits, 0 and 1. In programming languages, binary literals are typically represented by a prefix or suffix that indicates that the value is in binary format.

For example, in Python 3, you can represent a binary literal by prefixing the number with ‘0b’, like this:

binary_number = 0b1010

This represents the binary number 1010, which is equivalent to the decimal number 10.

Similarly, in Java 7 and later versions, you can represent a binary literal by suffixing the number with ‘0b’ or ‘0B’, like this:

int binaryNumber = 0b1010;

This represents the binary number 1010, which is equivalent to the decimal number 10.

Similarly, in Java 7 and later versions, you can represent a binary literal by suffixing the number with ‘0b’ or ‘0B’, like this:

int binaryNumber = 0b1010;

This represents the binary number 1010, which is equivalent to the decimal number 10.

Binary literals can be useful in programming when working with low-level data, such as network protocols, device drivers, and encryption algorithms, where data is often represented in binary format.

### Binary Literal Example:

Sure! Here’s an example of a binary literal in Python:

binary_number = 0b1010

In this example, the binary literal is 0b1010, which represents the binary number 1010.

In decimal notation, the binary number 1010 is equal to 10. So, the value of binary_number would be 10 after executing this line of code.

Here’s another example of a binary literal in Java:

int binaryNumber = 0b1111_0000_1010_0101;

In this example, the binary literal is 0b1111_0000_1010_0101, which represents the binary number 1111000010100101.

In decimal notation, the binary number 1111000010100101 is equal to 62,165. So, the value of binaryNumber would be 62,165 after executing this line of code.

Note that the underscore (_) character is used in the Java example to separate the binary digits for readability. The underscore is ignored by the compiler and has no effect on the value of the binary literal.