# Chapter 1, Problem 10MC

### Starting Out with Python (4th Edit...

4th Edition
ISBN: 9780134444321

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### Starting Out with Python (4th Edit...

4th Edition
ISBN: 9780134444321

A byte is sufficient to hold a letter of the alphabet or a small number.

Hence, the correct answer is option “A”.

Program Explanation

Byte:

• When the memory of the computer gets divided into small storage location called as byte. Every data that is stored gets converted in the form of 0’s and 1’s.
• A byte is sufficient to store small numbers or a letters in alphabets.
• A byte is divided into eight smaller chunks of storage location called as bits.

Explanation for incorrect options:

An individual memory chunk of a byte is called as bit. A byte is divided into eight smaller chunks of storage location called as bits.

Hence, the option “B” is wrong.

Device that is made up of electrical and mechanical components is called as switch.

Hence, the option “C” is wrong.

A semiconductor device that is used in amplifying the electric signals is called as transistor.

Hence, the option “D” is wrong.

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