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Unformatted text preview: 99 3 99 / 8 12 3 12 / 8 1 4 1 / 8 0 1 (Reading upwards) 795 = 1433 8 Note: If you do not see a subscript the base is assumed to be 10 (Decimal) Checking our answer: 1433 8 = (1*8^3) + (4*8^2) + (3*8^1) + (3*8^0) = 512 + 256 + 24 + 3 = 795 Converting Octal to Decimal: As in our check above we use the sums of the powers of eight. Example: 726 8 = 7(the placeholder)*8(the base)^2(the power of the base) = 7*64 = 448 + 2*8^1 = 2*8 = 16 + 6*8^0 = 6*1 = 6 Decimal Value : 470 (An easy way to calculate the power of the base for a particular placeholder is to start at the rightmost digit of the number to be converted  call that power 0, add 1 for every position moving to the left. In our example the highest power is 2 for this 3 digit base 8 number.)...
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 Winter '10
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