Computer Number Base Conversion Program
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Computer Number Base Conversion Program

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A computer uses four basic bases when storing data.  These are Binary, Octal, Decimal, and Hexadecimal.  In various fields of computer science, technology, and engineering; it is essential to be able to convert between these different bases in the interest of being as efficient as possible.  This website uses Java to allow a user to put a number in one of the four bases, they then can select what base they want it converted into.  The user will get a step-by-step set of... More
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: Javascript
Date Added to MERLOT: December 15, 2006
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 01, 2013
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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Java capable browser
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure

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Avatar for Brian Mulligan
5 years ago

Brian Mulligan (Faculty)

This is a useful practice tool. The student needs to have number conversion explained before using it. It would certainly be useful for the serious student who genuinely wants to learn how these techniques, however I would have a concern that a less serious student might just use it for an assignment without trying to understand it. (But then they could probably use a calculator for this too).
Time spent reviewing site: 5 minutes.