How to convert bcd to decimal

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Binary coded decimal (BCD) is a method of representing decimal numbers by their binary digit equivalents. The decimal digits range from zero to nine, whereas zero and one are the only two digits that constitute the binary system. In BCD, a digit in decimal is represented by four binary digits comprising of zero and one. While the conversion from BCD to decimal can be tricky, there are automated online conversion tools that simplify this task.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


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    Perform the conversion using Unit Juggler website. Select "binary coded decimal" from the options given under "Starting unit." Select "decimal" from the options given under "Destination unit." Enter the BCD value into the field below "binary coded decimal." Click "submit value" link below this field to get the equivalent value in decimals.

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    Convert from BCD to decimal using Brooklyn College's online conversion tool. Enter the BCD value in the field "Binary number to convert." Click "Convert to Decimal" button. The result will be shown in the "Decimal Representation" field.

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    Convert from BCD to decimal or hexadecimal using Mathisfun website's conversion tool, which performs the conversion in real time. Enter the BCD value in the "Binary" field. The decimal and hexadecimal equivalents are shown in the "Decimal" and "Hexadecimal" fields, respectively.

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