# determine binary value , concept not clear yet!!!

kamal jaisingh

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Stevie Kaligis

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posted 16 years ago

Hi There...,

To convert number to binary, octal or hex number, you must always divide the number with the required base, for your confinience here is the required base for each number system :

binary : base 2

octal : base 8

hex : base 16

Convert 5 to BINARY (base 2):

5 / 2 = 2 remainder : 1

2 / 2 = 1 remainder : 0

1 / 2 = 0 remainder : 1

binary for 5 is : 101

Convert 5 to OCTAL (base 8):

5 / 8 = 0 remainder : 5

octal for 5 is : 005

note : octal numbers are represented by 3 digit

Convert 5 to HEX (base 16):

5 / 16 = 0 remainder : 5

hex for 5 is : 0x0005

note : hex numbers are represented by 4 digit preceeded by 0x

try it for 10...

hope this help

To convert number to binary, octal or hex number, you must always divide the number with the required base, for your confinience here is the required base for each number system :

binary : base 2

octal : base 8

hex : base 16

Convert 5 to BINARY (base 2):

5 / 2 = 2 remainder : 1

2 / 2 = 1 remainder : 0

1 / 2 = 0 remainder : 1

binary for 5 is : 101

Convert 5 to OCTAL (base 8):

5 / 8 = 0 remainder : 5

octal for 5 is : 005

note : octal numbers are represented by 3 digit

Convert 5 to HEX (base 16):

5 / 16 = 0 remainder : 5

hex for 5 is : 0x0005

note : hex numbers are represented by 4 digit preceeded by 0x

try it for 10...

hope this help

Sahir Shah

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posted 16 years ago

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Maybe this will also help.

Binary

<table border=1 > <td>0</td><td>1</td><td>1</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td >1</td><td>0</td><td>0</td></tr><tr> <td>2<sup>7</td><td>2<sup>6</td><td>2<sup>5</td><td>2<sup>4</td> <td>2<sup>3</td><td>2<sup>2</td><td >2<sup>1</td><td>2<sup>0 </td></tr> <tr><td >128</td> <td >64</td> <td >32</td> <td >16</td> <td >8</td> <td>4</td><td>2</td><td > 1 </td></tr> </table> 64 * 1 + 32 * 1 + 4 * 1 = 100 Octal <table border="1" ;> <tr><td> 0 </td> <td > 0 </td> <td > 0 </td> <td > 0 </td><td >0</td> <td>1</td><td>4</td><td>4</td></tr><tr><td>8<sup>7</td><td>8<sup>6</td> <td>8<sup>5</td><td>8<sup>4</td><td>8<sup>3</td><td>8<sup>2</td><td>8<sup>1</td> <td>8<sup>0</td></tr> <tr><td >2097152</td> <td >262144</td> <td >32768</td> <td>4096</td> <td >512</td> <td >64</td><td>8</td><td>1</td></tr> </table>

64 * 1 + 8 * 4 + 1 * 4 = 100

Just picture this table in your mind when you want a binary representation of a decimal number.

With some practice you will be equally comfortable with binary numbers as you are with decimal numbers.

Cheers

Sahir

http://www.geocities.com/sahirshah/

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<HTML>

Maybe this will also help.

Binary

<table border=1 > <td>0</td><td>1</td><td>1</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td >1</td><td>0</td><td>0</td></tr><tr> <td>2<sup>7</td><td>2<sup>6</td><td>2<sup>5</td><td>2<sup>4</td> <td>2<sup>3</td><td>2<sup>2</td><td >2<sup>1</td><td>2<sup>0 </td></tr> <tr><td >128</td> <td >64</td> <td >32</td> <td >16</td> <td >8</td> <td>4</td><td>2</td><td > 1 </td></tr> </table> 64 * 1 + 32 * 1 + 4 * 1 = 100 Octal <table border="1" ;> <tr><td> 0 </td> <td > 0 </td> <td > 0 </td> <td > 0 </td><td >0</td> <td>1</td><td>4</td><td>4</td></tr><tr><td>8<sup>7</td><td>8<sup>6</td> <td>8<sup>5</td><td>8<sup>4</td><td>8<sup>3</td><td>8<sup>2</td><td>8<sup>1</td> <td>8<sup>0</td></tr> <tr><td >2097152</td> <td >262144</td> <td >32768</td> <td>4096</td> <td >512</td> <td >64</td><td>8</td><td>1</td></tr> </table>

64 * 1 + 8 * 4 + 1 * 4 = 100

Just picture this table in your mind when you want a binary representation of a decimal number.

With some practice you will be equally comfortable with binary numbers as you are with decimal numbers.

Cheers

Sahir

http://www.geocities.com/sahirshah/

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Dilip Varma

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posted 16 years ago

Kamal,

Have a look at the odometer in your car. (It is the counter within the speedometer that tells you how far you have travelled). It is a decimal counter ie. has digits from 0 to 9. Before you start you set it to 0. If you travel 4 km, it shows

0004

After 9 km it shows

0009

After 10 km it shows

0010

and so on.

Now imagine a car whose odometer is binary ie. has only two digits 0 and 1.

The odometer readings will now be

0000 at start

0001 after 1 km

0010 after 2 km

0011 after 3 km

0100 after 4 km

.

.

1000 after 8 km

1001 after 9 km

1010 after 10 km

and so on.

This is how you count in the binary number system.

If you were counting using the octal system, your odometer would have numbers from 0 to 7 only. Hexadecimal systems would have 16 digits 0 to 9, then a to f.

Hope this makes things a bit clearer.

Regards,

Dilip

[This message has been edited by Dilip Varma (edited February 24, 2001).]

Have a look at the odometer in your car. (It is the counter within the speedometer that tells you how far you have travelled). It is a decimal counter ie. has digits from 0 to 9. Before you start you set it to 0. If you travel 4 km, it shows

0004

After 9 km it shows

0009

After 10 km it shows

0010

and so on.

Now imagine a car whose odometer is binary ie. has only two digits 0 and 1.

The odometer readings will now be

0000 at start

0001 after 1 km

0010 after 2 km

0011 after 3 km

0100 after 4 km

.

.

1000 after 8 km

1001 after 9 km

1010 after 10 km

and so on.

This is how you count in the binary number system.

If you were counting using the octal system, your odometer would have numbers from 0 to 7 only. Hexadecimal systems would have 16 digits 0 to 9, then a to f.

Hope this makes things a bit clearer.

Regards,

Dilip

[This message has been edited by Dilip Varma (edited February 24, 2001).]

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