Decimal to Binary

Best Decimal to Binary Converter

You may frequently need to convert a decimal number to its binary equivalent. It gets very complex doing it manually, as one may get confused about multiplying or dividing by 2. You can get this done by our decimal to binary tool, at the expense of just clicking on a button and letting the tool do it for you.

All you need to know about this tool:

We write one thousand and ten as '1010' but the computer reads it as 'one zero one zero' and interprets it as ten only. Computers cannot understand human language and therefore they need to be fed with a different number system, which is the binary number system (base-2), by computer programmers to convey commands and instructions to the computers.

Converting a number from the decimal system to binary system is a very cumbersome process and can be very confusing at times because we don't remember when to multiply and when to divide by 2. Our tool solves this problem, as it allows you to enter any decimal number and converts it to binary without any hassle. It not only helps in avoiding mathematics but also saves time and gives instant results. If you find any difficulty in using the tool, you can also use the sample values available.

How to use our Decimal to Binary Converter?

You can easily launch our 'Decimal to Binary Converter' directly from our home page under the Binary Converter Tools section. You no longer need to perform any complex calculations manually to convert the numbers from decimal to binary, because our tool will do it for you instantly. We aim to make our user's experience as convenient as we can. Decimal to Binary Converter, like the rest of our tools, is incredibly simple to use. You can use our tool without much help even if you don't have a lot of technical experience. We don't want you to spend any time understanding the tool and that's how we designed our interface.

Initially, you can get to know the tool by using the sample values for conversion. It can be done as:

Using the Sample Value:

Before getting into the step-by-step guide, let us make it easy for you by filling in the sample value.

  1. Open our Decimal to Binary Converter's webpage. You'll see a box with light text written in it as 'Paste your content here…'. Beneath the box, there are three buttons with blue, green, and orange colors, titled 'Convert', 'Sample', and 'Reset' respectively.
  2. Click on the Sample button. It will fill the box with sample decimal number 99.
  3. Then click on the Convert button to get the converted Binary value for the sample decimal number.

Using your Actual value:

Follow up with the instructions provided to convert the number of your choice from base-10 (decimal) to base-2 (binary):

  1. When you open our Decimal to Binary Converter's webpage, you'll see a big box with light text written in it as 'Paste your content here…'. In that box, enter the decimal number that you want to convert to Binary.
  2. If you had copied the decimal value from somewhere else, you can directly paste it by clicking on the 'paste from clipboard' icon at the top right corner of this box.
  3. Once you have entered the decimal value, next you have to click on the Convert button. The converted binary number will appear in the new box beneath the buttons.
  4. You can directly copy it by clicking on the 'copy to clipboard' icon at the top right corner of the lower box.
  5. If you wish to change the decimal value and want to convert another number, you can do so by clicking firstly on the Reset button, it will clear all the boxes. Then you can repeat the same procedure to convert another value.

What can you do by using our Decimal to Binary Conversion?

Upon clicking the Convert button after providing the input decimal number, the conversion will start and within a few moments, your converted binary number will be generated. All the digital devices work on 0s and 1s, which correspond to two states: False and True, and are represented by low voltage and high voltage, respectively. In order for computing systems to decode or encode informational data, decimal system is employed to represent it. But decimal numbers consist of values greater than 1 and 0, which computers can't directly comprehend.

Computers can only understand binary numbers because microcontrollers and other nanoelectronic devices use transistors that are basically switches with two states; ON and OFF. These switches let the computers process instructions and do the calculations at a very high speed. For us humans, measuring quantities like length, area, volume, etc. in decimal is understandable but they are indecipherable for computers. Our Decimal to Binary Converter is one of the easiest ways to convert the Decimal data into Binary numbers so computers can read and interpret it for their calculations.


Here are some common questions that you may have about our Decimal to Binary Converter:

Q: Is my decimal data secure by using your tool?

A: Yes, your data remains secure as we process it in real-time.  We instantly remove your data from our servers after processing it. The data that is entered is not stored or reviewed by us.

Q: How do you convert a decimal number to binary?

A: Calculate the result and remainder by dividing the specified decimal integer by '2'. If the decimal number is even, the outcome will be a whole, and the remainder will be '0'. If the decimal number is odd, the result is improperly split, and the remainder is '1'.  To get the converted binary number, arrange all the remainders so that the LSB is at the top and the MSB is at the bottom.

Q: Can this tool also work for negative decimal values?

A: No, this tool does not incorporate negative decimal values. You can just do the conversion and include the initial sign to the final number yourself.

Q: What is 2's complement notation used for?

A: 2's complement is the binary way of representing integer numbers in computers. It is specifically designed to incorporate negative as well as positive binary numbers.

Q: How are binary numbers used in everyday life?

A: Switches can be used to encode and store numbers in binary form. The binary system is compatible with a variety of digital devices, including computers, digital TV boxes, cell phones, watches, etc. Binary values are kept in memory, which is a collection of states of electronic switches.

Q: What are the benefits of studying binary code?

A: Learning binary code can help you diagnose computer problems and figure out solutions because you understand what is going on inside the computer.

Why should you use our tool?

Our Decimal to Binary converter makes your life so easy. The conventional approach to converting decimal values to binary numbers is difficult and time-consuming. Great calculation and mathematical skills are required to get accurate results. With a very user-friendly interface, our tool can perform difficult conversions in a matter of milliseconds.

The tool is completely free and does not even require you to register to use it. Moreover, we have also covered all the important questions that can bug your mind. Hence, all the necessary guidance regarding the tool has been provided.

Amir Iqbal

CEO / Co-Founder

An entrepreneur working in various sectors, mainly the web technology niche, enjoys the little things in life. When people give up, they often don't realize how close they were to success.