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as we uses binary language in all the computer systems around us which consist of 0s and 1s (Off and On) bits. Let assume that someone is developing a computer system based on tertiary system -1, 0, 1 three states. The question is that how will it affect the storage of computer systems?

DUPLICATION: this question is different. Here the aspect is only of "storage"


marked as duplicate by D.W. Jul 25 '16 at 20:27

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to CS.SE! We've already got a bunch of questions here that discuss some of the implications of ternary systems. Take a look at cs.stackexchange.com/q/19084/755, cs.stackexchange.com/q/27656/755, cs.stackexchange.com/q/46998/755, cs.stackexchange.com/q/2040/755, cs.stackexchange.com/q/39720/755. If, after reading those, you have any question that you're still not sure about, feel free to edit your question here to ask a more specific question that's not already covered by one of those, and this can be considered for re-opening. $\endgroup$ – D.W. Jul 25 '16 at 20:29
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    $\begingroup$ To be honest, at the moment I'm not seeing what you think is different. The question cs.stackexchange.com/q/19084/755 is talking about storage. Perhaps it'd be clearer if this question was edited to be more focused and less open-ended. Can you edit the question to ask a more specific question? What type/category of effects do you want to know? What kinds of possible effects have you already considered or come up with? "What is the effect of X on Y?" is a better question than "What are all the possible effects of X?" -- see our help center for more. $\endgroup$ – D.W. Jul 25 '16 at 22:33