Base conversion
 Abdul Muntakim Rafi
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Base conversion
Guys which base conversion method do you use? Suppose you need to convert any given number from base 10 to base x... How do you do it?
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Re: Base conversion
Step:1 Divide the number by $x$, get a remainder, that will be your rightmost digit in base x
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Step:i if the quotient of (i1)th step is less than x that it'll be the last digit in (x base); else Divide the number by $x$ get a remainder, that will be your i'th digit(from right) in base x
Find out why it'll work.
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Step:i if the quotient of (i1)th step is less than x that it'll be the last digit in (x base); else Divide the number by $x$ get a remainder, that will be your i'th digit(from right) in base x
Find out why it'll work.
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Re: Base conversion
I use this technique too... Got it from the net... And I think you made a typing mistake in this line...
And it works cause we are doing all these to present the number like this
\[i x^n+ R_{n}x^{n1}+R_{n1}x^{n2}+... ... ...+R_{2}x^1+R_{1} \]
\[R_{n},R_{n1},..........,R_{2},R_{1} \]
are remainders we get each time we divide by $x$... $i$ is the quotient less than $x$
It will be the first digit... the last digit is the first remainder we get when we divide the number by x...Step:i if the quotient of (i1)th step is less than x that it'll be the last digit in (x base)
And it works cause we are doing all these to present the number like this
\[i x^n+ R_{n}x^{n1}+R_{n1}x^{n2}+... ... ...+R_{2}x^1+R_{1} \]
\[R_{n},R_{n1},..........,R_{2},R_{1} \]
are remainders we get each time we divide by $x$... $i$ is the quotient less than $x$
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Re: Base conversion
I meant to say last digit if you read the number from right to left.
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Re: Base conversion
How do you do the opposite?
For example...
$BOOK_{base 8}=BOOK_{base 7}+BOOK_{base 5}$.
Here $B,O,K$ are three different digits...
Find their value...
For example...
$BOOK_{base 8}=BOOK_{base 7}+BOOK_{base 5}$.
Here $B,O,K$ are three different digits...
Find their value...
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Re: Base conversion
well there is a short way to conver bases.
take the number and start dividing it with the new base $x$
every time keep the remainder aside and do the division again.
this process will go on until you get the divisor smaller than $x$
now, arrange the last divisor and the remainders in the oppposite direction you get it.
as it is a long term, i am not giving an example.if you don't understand something here, please post.i'll give an example.
take the number and start dividing it with the new base $x$
every time keep the remainder aside and do the division again.
this process will go on until you get the divisor smaller than $x$
now, arrange the last divisor and the remainders in the oppposite direction you get it.
as it is a long term, i am not giving an example.if you don't understand something here, please post.i'll give an example.
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Re: Base conversion
Hey what can we do if we are to convert any given number from base x to y ... I have an idea...
base x>base 10>base y ... Please share if you know any direct method...
Labib, the opposite way is that suppose a number is abc (base x)
Now to go base 10...
$a x^2 + bx + c $
Calculate and you got the result...
And how to solve your problem... I have so far found that
$44B = K + 14 O $
Then what to do... Trial & Error!
base x>base 10>base y ... Please share if you know any direct method...
Labib, the opposite way is that suppose a number is abc (base x)
Now to go base 10...
$a x^2 + bx + c $
Calculate and you got the result...
And how to solve your problem... I have so far found that
$44B = K + 14 O $
Then what to do... Trial & Error!
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Re: Base conversion
Darn!!
Really nice help from you, Rafi!! Thanks!
Solution: $B=2,O=6,K=4.$
Really nice help from you, Rafi!! Thanks!
Solution: $B=2,O=6,K=4.$
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 Abdul Muntakim Rafi
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Re: Base conversion
Labib, you are welcome friend.
And is $O=6$ a valid answer? Cause if $O=6$ then how can we write $BOOK$ as a 5 base number...
My answer is $B=1,K=2,O=3$
$44=2+42$
Now we can verify our answer...
\[BOOK_{base 8}=BOOK_{base 7}+BOOK_{base 5}\]
\[1332_{base 8}=1332_{base 7}+1332_{base 5}\]
We convert them to base 10.
\[1332_{base 8}=730_{base 10}\]
\[1332_{base 7}+1332_{base 5}=513_{base 10}+217_{base 10}=730_{base 10}\]
So the answer is right. $O=6$ can't be an answer I think cause there is no such digit 6 in base 5...
And is $O=6$ a valid answer? Cause if $O=6$ then how can we write $BOOK$ as a 5 base number...
My answer is $B=1,K=2,O=3$
$44=2+42$
Now we can verify our answer...
\[BOOK_{base 8}=BOOK_{base 7}+BOOK_{base 5}\]
\[1332_{base 8}=1332_{base 7}+1332_{base 5}\]
We convert them to base 10.
\[1332_{base 8}=730_{base 10}\]
\[1332_{base 7}+1332_{base 5}=513_{base 10}+217_{base 10}=730_{base 10}\]
So the answer is right. $O=6$ can't be an answer I think cause there is no such digit 6 in base 5...
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