# Goal: Learner will be able to convert a decimal number to its binary equivalent using the binary conversion chart

Problem/Scenario: Decimal number: Binary equivalent: 128 0 64 0 42 00101010 32 1 16 0 8 1 4 0 2 1 1 0 Place Value Binary

Solution: 1. Which power of two in the binary conversion chart is less than or equal to 42? 32 is less than 42. 2. Place a one in the 32 column, and a zero in the columns that are greater than 32. 128 0 64 0 32 1 16 8 4 2 1 Place Value Binary

3. Subtract 32 from 42: 42 -32 10 4. Which power of two in the binary conversion chart is less than or equal 10? 8 is less than 10 5. Place a one in the 8 column, and a zero in the unused column(s) between 32 and 8. 128 0 64 0 32 1 16 0 8 1 4 2 1 Place Value Binary

6. Subtract 8 from 10: 10 -8 2 7. Which power of two in the binary conversion chart is less than or equal 2? 2 is equal to 2 8. Place a one in the 2 column, a zero in the unused columns between 8 and 2, and a zero in any columns after 2.

128 0 9.

64 0

32 1

16 0

8 1

4 0

2 1

1 0

Place Value Binary

10. Write out the completed binary number: 00101010 11. 00101010 is the binary equivalent of the decimal 42.