Binary to Octal

Binary to octal conversion is the process of converting a binary number, which is represented using base 2 digits (0 and 1), to its equivalent octal form.

To convert a binary number to octal, you can use the following method:

  1. Group the binary digits in groups of 3, starting from the rightmost digit.
  2. Convert each group of 3 binary digits to its equivalent octal form.

For example, to convert the binary number 110100 (octal: 34), 110|100 -> 6|4 -> 34

A more simple way to convert binary to octal is to use a built-in function in most programming languages, like Python's oct() function, which converts the binary number to octal by default, or by using any web conversion tools like Oumify.

Example: oct (110100) would return the octal value of 34.

Another way is to use the built-in int() function and pass the binary number and base 2 as arguments. For example, Int("110100," 2) would return the octal value 34.

Note that the octal representation uses only digits 0–7 to represent numbers.

It's also important to keep in mind that not all binary numbers have an exact representation in octal, so the conversion might result in a rounded value.


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