How to Decode Binary Numbers

Binary is the computer language. They enable computers to perform all of their complex tasks. You might think that because binary numbers can perform such complex operations, they would be equally difficult to decode, but this is not the case. This ementes teaches you how to convert binary numbers into alphabetic or numerical characters.


1. Remember that in binary 1 is “on: and 0 is “off.”

2. Choose the binary number that you want to decode.

3. Give each number a value, starting from the extreme right.

For example, using the number 1001001, 1=1, +0=2, +0=4, +1=8, +0=16, +0=32, +1=64.

The number becomes: 32+16+8+4+2+1.

4. Cut off all values that are of 0 and add values of 1.

0 values = 2,4,16,32 –> 1 values = 1+8+64=73

5. Using an alphabet-number-punctuation chart, convert the answer from the character’s numerical form to its alphabetical form.

6. Divide each of your numbers into groups of 8, and then convert them to numerical form.

For example, 111111110000000011111111=11111111+00000000+11111111

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