i have to convert decimal values to binary coded decimal for instance if i have the number 32 converting that to binary would be 00110010 but whats the outcome if i convert 32 to "binary coded decimal"

thats how i was converting to binary. if thats how u convert to BCD how do u convert to "binary" (not bcd)

32 in binary is 00100000. to convert decimal to binary each byte has 8 bits. from right to left the bits are 1,2,4,8,16,32,64,128 so 32 (00100000) is made up of no 128s no 64s 1 32 no 16s no 8s no 4s no 2 and no 1s and number like 169 in binary would be 1 128 (1) no 64 (0) 1 32 (1) no 16 (0) 1 8 (1) no 4 (0) no 2 (0) 1 1 (1) so reading from the top gives you 10101001 (or 128+32+8+1) hope that helps

Oops sorry...i was a lil confused and thought you wanted BCD...that's what I get for not reading posts. Binary just follows the same 1-2-4-8-16-32-etc. progression, though, it's just that the sky is the limit on how many digits you can have.

many thanx. now i wont fail my assignment.. theres so many binary bcd hexadecimal etc... i got way confused. thanx agen

Conversion of base 10 to other bases. Repeatedly divide the base 10 number by the base. Keep track of the remainders and read the remainders top to bottom. Code: abcd(base 10) = _________(base n) [IMG]http://otto.normandale.edu/csci1101/conv1.gif[/IMG] abcd(base 10) = r4 r3 r2 r1 (base n) 1310 = _________(base 2) [IMG]http://otto.normandale.edu/csci1101/conv2.gif[/IMG] 1310 = 1101(base 2) hope this helps