# Another fun riddle

I am second of my compatriots,
and, out loud, I am, by definition.
I can be true or false, positive and negative,
and, in a body, accompanied by my predecessor.
Raise me in a computer and I am eight times longer,
but know that some are allergic to me.

What am I?

I think you are:

B

I am second of my compatriots

The second letter of the alphabet

Out loud, I am, by definition.

When spoken, to "be"

True or false

To be, or not to be.

Positive and negative

Blood type of b-positive or b-negative

In a body, accompanied by my predecessor.

"Ab" as in abdominal muscles

Raise me in a computer and I am eight times longer,

I'm still working on this one, something to do with there being 8 bits in a byte.

But know that some are allergic to me.

Some people have bee allergies

• You're not completely correct, but you have it in general. In a body, accompanied by my predecessor -> the Blood type AB Raise me in a computer and I am eight times longer -> a bit (b) is the eighth of a byte (B) May 3, 2016 at 2:00

There's a couple of hiccups in the reasoning, but I'm relatively certain that you are a

BYTE.

Second after...

bit

Out loud...

Like a sound byte.

True/False can be expressed...

in a single byte.

In a body...

could this be in a human body (bite) AKA baby teeth or gums?

In a computer...

One byte is expressed as 8 bits.

Allergies...

People can be allergic to bug (or other types of) bites.

• I was typing the same, but oh well, you were faster. My thought about body/predecessor was maybe this. May 2, 2016 at 22:53
• Nope. Close, but no cigar. May 2, 2016 at 23:13
• @Seraviel, can you elaborate any further? It seems most people looking at this would come to a similar conclusion. Is it way off base? Are some deductions correct? May 2, 2016 at 23:17
• The answer is one-fourth correct. More would be a big hint. May 2, 2016 at 23:20