Why binary language is often termed as machine language? Why is machine language required?

Q19. Why binary language is often termed as machine language? Why is machine language required?

Ans. A computer (the machine) operates on electricity. Thus, it can understand only electricity signals that are just two – ON and OFF or high voltage and low voltage. Thus it needs a language that uses just two unique symbols to represent these two states of electricity. Therefore, a computer works on the machine language. The binary language is often termed as machine language as it fulfills the condition of using two unique symbols to represent two states of electricity.

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