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A byte is 8 bits. A bit is a 1 or a 0 that spells out the binary number corresponding to what you're trying to express. 2 in binary is 00000010. Shifting that to the left by 3 is this: 2 << 3 which yeilds 00010000 which is 8. shifting bits is like taking an eight bit number and rotating it in a certain direction.