# How to Convert 256 to Binary

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There are different number systems in mathematics. The most common is the decimal number system, which has 10 digits from 0 to 9. Other number systems include binary, octal and hexadecimal. The binary system uses only two digits, 0 and 1, and is used internal by computers. Octal has eight digits, from 0 to 7. Hexadecimal uses 16 (from 0 to 9, then A to F). The number systems can be converted from one to another using different conversion methods. Decimal to binary conversion involves continuous division, wherein a decimal number, like 256, is continuously divided by 2 with the remainder initially set aside, until the quotient reaches 1.

Write down 256.

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## Step 2

Divide 256 by 2 and take note of the remainder. This results to 128 remainder 0.

## Step 3

Continue dividing the whole number result by 2 until the last whole number is 1. Always take note of the remainder. When you are finished, you should see this:

256 divided by 2 is equal to 128 remainder 0 128 divided by 2 is equal to 64 remainder 0 64 divided by 2 is equal to 32 remainder 0 32 divided by 2 is equal to 16 remainder 0 16 divided by 2 is equal to 8 remainder 0 8 divided by 2 is equal to 4 remainder 0 4 divided by 2 is equal to 2 remainder 0 2 divided by 2 is equal to 1 remainder 0.