There has been a lot of confusion for Binary to decimal conversion and vice versa. Today morning i came up with some simple self understandable code !!!

Binary to Decimal

``````#include <stdio.h>
#include <math.h>
#include <graphics.h>

main()
{
int dec;
int total;
int power;
clrscr();

total=0;
power=1;
printf("Enter binary number :\n");
scanf("%d",&dec);
while(dec>0)
{
total += dec%10*power;
dec=dec/10;
power=power*2;
}
printf("%d is the decimal number",total);

}``````

Decimal to binary

``````#include <stdio.h>
#include <graphics.h>

main()
{
int decimal=0,rem=0;
clrscr();
printf("Enter Decimal : ");
scanf("%d",&decimal);
while(decimal>0)
{
rem=decimal%2;
decimal=decimal/2;
printf("%d",rem);
}
}``````

## All 18 Replies

in decimal to binary, calcuation is ok. you are priinting binary number in reverse order

oops sorry. We need to take it into an array and reverse it or reverse the string

Using String would be better.

yeah

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any solutions

How can i edit my post ?

I am new to forums too, as far as I can see, You can edit you post right after you post a message.

I have edited the code and it is as follows :

There has been a lot of confusion for Binary to decimal conversion and vice versa. Today morning i came up with some simple self understandable code !!!

Binary to Decimal

``````#include <stdio.h>
#include <math.h>
#include <graphics.h>

main()
{
int dec;
int total;
int power;
clrscr();

total=0;
power=1;
printf("Enter binary number :\n");
scanf("%d",&dec);
while(dec>0)
{
total += dec%10*power;
dec=dec/10;
power=power*2;
}
printf("%d is the decimal number",total);

}``````

Decimal to binary

``````#include <stdio.h>
#include <graphics.h>

main()
{
int decimal=0,rem=0;
char *ptr1,*ptr2,bin;
clrscr();
printf("Enter Decimal : ");
scanf("%d",&decimal);
while(decimal>0)
{
rem=decimal%2;
decimal=decimal/2;
printf("%d",rem);
scanf("%d",&bin);
}
*ptr1=*ptr2 = bin;
while (*ptr2)
putchar(*ptr2++);
}``````

is the code ok now ?

Close, but a few things:
- it's `int main()` and `return 0;` Click here for info
- same goes for `#include <graphics.h>` Did you test the Decimal to binary? I don't have a compiler on this PC, but I would be suprised if it worked....
What's `scanf("%d",&bin);` doing there?

I agree with that, printed to stdout & scaning from stdin. your code is wrong & I guess, you have not yet learned pointers. So, I would use arrays hear

declare char c[30] ;
in the loop, put c[i++] = rem ;
then in another while loop
while ( i ) putchar ( c ;

I'm using Turbo C.

Oops

Having apower cut - got to shut down

That's what you get for using Turbo C ;)

Better option (IMO) are:
- visual studio express
- Bloodshed DevC
- code::blocks

I have VS 2008 Professional. I am learning pointers. Does anyone know a good pointer lesson ??

I learn from The C PRimer Second Edition

I think pointers are too much for my age - 12.

Erm Niek, its my thread actually

Also: If you have a question, you should start your own thread, not hijack someone else's.

Erm Niek, its my thread actually

So I see...

Perhaps my brain misfired there for a second. Sorry bout that. But the link is still usefull (about pointers)

yup

Sorry. I have been away for ages.

This is the code i have found error free and spent some more time rebuilding it. Simple as a pie

``````#include<stdio.h>
#include<graphics.h>

main()
{
int dec,n,i,j,k;
int ma[30];
clrscr();
printf("Enter decimal number : \n");
scanf("%d",&dec);
i=0;
while(dec>0)
{
ma[i]=dec%2;
dec = dec/2;
i++;
}
k=i-1;
for(j=0;j<i;j++)
{
printf("%d",ma[k]);
k--;
}
printf(" is the number in binary form");
getch();
}``````
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