In computer science, binary code is used to represent numbers, letters, and symbols. Binary Code contains only two distinct digits, 0 and 1. Converting decimal numbers into binary code requires some basic operation. In this post, we will discuss writing a Python program to convert decimal numbers to binary code.
The binary number system is a base-2 number system and the decimal number system is a base-10 number system. It means binary numbers can have only two possible values, 0 or 1. Whereas decimal numbers can have ten possible values, 0 through 9.
Steps require To convert a decimal number to binary:
- Divide the decimal number by 2.
- Record the remainder of the division as the first binary digit (0 or 1).
- Divide the quotient from step 1 by 2.
- Record the remainder of the division as the second binary digit.
- Repeat steps 3-4 until the quotient is 0.
- Write the binary digits in reverse order (starting from the last remainder).
For example, to convert the decimal number 13 to binary:
- 13 / 2 = 6 remainder 1
- 6 / 2 = 3 remainder 0
- 3 / 2 = 1 remainder 1
- 1 / 2 = 0 remainder 1
- The binary digits are 1101 (in reverse order)
There are multiple ways to write a Python program to convert a decimal number to binary.
Method 1: Convert Decimal to Binary Using Loop
decimal = temp = int(input("Please Enter a decimal number: ")) binary = "" while temp > 0: remainder = temp % 2 binary = str(remainder) + binary temp = temp // 2 print("Binary number is ", binary, " for ", decimal)
Please Enter a decimal number: 13 Binary number is 1101 for 13
Method 2: Decimal to Binary Using bin() function in Python
This is the simplest way to convert a given decimal number to binary in Python is using the built-in bin() function. The bin() function takes a decimal number as input and returns its binary equivalent.
decimal = int(input("Please Enter a decimal number: ")) binary = bin(decimal) print("Binary number is ", binary[2:], " for ", decimal)
Please Enter a decimal number: 34 Binary number is 100010 for 34