To convert between bases that are not binary, follow the same steps for converting base 2 to other bases.
In this lesson, you will learn the two-step method for converting between bases.
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Question on converting between bases that are not binary
Let’s take an example:
Convert 2445 to a number in base 8
Convert the number from its base to base 10
The number in the question above is in base 5, so for our first step, convert it from that base 5 to base 10.
Use the step-by-step method explained on how to convert other base to base 10 for this first step
Convert the new number in base 10 to the required base
Our new number gotten from the first step above is in base 10, so for our second step, convert it from that base 10 to the required base 8.
Use the step-by-step method explained on how to convert base 10 to other base for this second step.
244 (in base five)
= 112 (in base eight)
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