BCD to Octal Converter

Sep 9, 2018

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

Input: Paste BCD numbers below (1 per line if multiple)

Conversion from BCD to Octal

A BCD can be converted to Octal using these steps:-

  1. Break the BCD into nibbles
  2. Convert each nibble into decimal digit
  3. Combine the digits to form the decimal number
  4. Convert the decimal number into binary
  5. Combine the binary number into Octal

Example BCD to Octal Conversion

Let's say your BCD value is 100100010001, and you want to convert it to its octal form.

  1. Step 1: Break the BCD into nibbles: 1001 0001 0001
  2. Step 2: Convert each nibble into decimal digits
    • 1001 becomes 9
    • 0001 becomes 1
    • 0001 becomes 1
  3. Step 3: Combine the decimal digits: 911
  4. Step 4: Convert decimal to binary: 1110001111
  5. Step 5: Convert binary to octal: 1617

Binary Coded Decimal

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.

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