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May 24th, 2015, 08:01 PM   #1
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A little confused about converting from base 10- to base 2(new to binary)?

The question is stated in multiple parts, but for example: "Perform the following base conversions using subtraction or division-remainder"

588 (base 10) to ____ base (3)

using this as an example, i got 210210(base 3), however, my professor wants me to " in addition, perform base 2 conversion for all the decimal numbers", which i'm a little confused about.

What exactly does he mean by conversion for all decimal numbers?
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May 25th, 2015, 02:18 PM   #2
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You'll have to ask the professor.
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June 19th, 2015, 10:14 PM   #3
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if you have a base 10 number like 95 then keep it dividing by 2, and keep accumulating the remainder.The remainder will be either 1 or 0 because any number can either be odd or even.The sequence of these numbers will be the base 2 representation.You can convert any number of higher to any lower base using this philosophy.
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