## Friday, August 14, 2015

### Converting from Base 10 to Base 11 Problems, 2

Category: Arithmetic

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Convert 1983425 into Base 11.

Solution:

The given number which is
1983425 is written in Base 10. 1983425 can also be written as 198342510. If you don't see any subscript at the given number, then that number is written in Base 10. Base 10 number is also called decimal system.  The digits of Base 10 number are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Base 10 number is a common number that we are using right now in everyday life.

On the other hand, Base 11 number is a number whose digits are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. Since 10 is not accepted as a single digit, then we have to use a variable to substitute a two digit number. In this case, let A = 10. Hence, the digits of Base 11 number are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and A. If you see a subscript of 11 at the given number, then that number is written in Base 11. Base 11 number is also called undecimal system.

Now, let's convert
1983425 into Base 11. How? Let's divide 1983425 by 11 as follows:

1983425 ÷ 11 = 180311 + R(4)

Next, let's divide the quotient, which is 180311, as follows:

1983425 ÷ 11 = 180311 + R(4)
180311 ÷ 11 =   16391 + R(10 or A)

Do the same thing with 16391 until the quotient is 0 as follows:

1983425 ÷ 11 = 180311 + R(4)
180311 ÷ 11 =   16391 + R(10 or A)

16391 ÷ 11 =     1490 + R(1)
1490 ÷ 11 =       135 + R(5)
135 ÷ 11 =         12 + R(3)
12 ÷ 11 =           1 + R(1)
1 ÷ 11 =           0 + R(1)

The remainders will be the digits of Base 11 number. Use the digits of the remainders from bottom to top. Therefore,

1983425
= 11351A411