Binary To Decimal

Routine Summary

Converts a binary (base 2) number to a decimal (base 10) number.


Ans - The binary number that you want to convert expressed as a list, stored in Ans.


Ans - The decimal representation of the binary number.

Variables Used

Ans, A

Calculator Compatibility





This routine takes a positive whole binary number (base 2), expressed as a list, and converts it to the equivalent decimal (base 10) representation. To express a binary number in a list, you simply put commas in between each digit, and then surround that with list brackets. For example, the binary number 101101 expressed a list would be {1,0,1,1,0,1}. To learn how to convert a binary number to a decimal number, vice versa, and even see how to convert to and from other bases besides binary and decimal, see the Binary and Hexadecimal page.

It also may be important to note that adding 0’s to the front of a binary number will not change the decimal equivalent. For example, both 01101012 and 1101012 are equivalent to 5310.

Error Conditions

  • ERR:DATA TYPE is thrown if the list has an imaginary number in it.
  • An error will not be thrown the list is not a binary number, or if any element in the list is negative or non-whole. Nonetheless, the conversion will not work correctly.

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