# What is the smallest unit of data

Bit (b) is the smallest unit of digital information. And it is represented by one of these values, 0 or 1. A bit can also be represented by other values like true/false, yes/no etc.

1 Bit is equal to 0.125 Bytes. This also means that there are 0.125 Bytes in a Bit.

**How many bits are there in a byte?**

There are 8 bits in a byte. It also means that 1 byte consists of 8 bits.

Check these other examples:

1 Kilobit = 1,000 Bits

1 Megabit = 1,000,000 Bits

1 Gigabit = 1,000,000,000 Bits

1 Kilobyte = 8,000 bits

1 Megabyte = 8,000,000 Bits

1 Gigabyte = 8,000,000,000 Bits