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3: Machine Code

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    Machine code is a representation of an assembly language program that the CPU hardware can understand. Since the CPU only understands binary, machine code is a binary language that controls the CPU. When we write the machine binary code, to make it easier for a human to read, the code will be collected into groups of 4 bits, and the hexadecimal (base 16) result will be written.


    This page titled 3: Machine Code is shared under a CC BY 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Charles W. Kann III via source content that was edited to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.