Sep 9, 2018 0 Comments

BCD to Octal Converter is used to convert a Binary Coded Decimal number into Octal format

Background Information

A BCD can be converted to Octal in three steps:-

- Break the BCD into nibbles
- Convert each nibble into decimal digit
- Combine the digits to form the decimal number
- Convert the decimal number into binary
- Combine the binary number into Octal

Let's say your BCD value is `100100010001`

and you want to convert it to it's Octal form.

**Step 1:**Break the BCD into nibbles:`1001`

`0001`

`0001`

**Step 2:**Convert each nibble into decimal digits`1001`

becomes`9`

`0001`

becomes`1`

`0001`

becomes`1`

**Step 3:**Combine the decimal digits:`911`

**Step 4:**Convert decimal to binary:`1110001111`

**Step 5:**Convert binary to octal:`1617`

Binary Coded Decimal or BCD is a set of binary encodings for decimal numbers used in early digital computers. In BCD, a binary sequence is used to represent each digit of the source decimal number

Octal number system is composed of digits from 0 to 7. It has a base of 8 hence the name Octal.

- Jan 30, 2018
- Tool Launched

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