In this post, we will go through the detailed steps for converting a given number from decimal number system to it equivalent in the hexadecimal number system. Here we will only concentrate on conversion of integer decimal number and steps to convert fractional decimal to hexadecimal will be discussed in a separate post.

This conversion also follows the same method of successive division of the given number by the radix or the base of the target number system(here hexadecimal) i.e 16.

## __How to Convert Decimal to Hexadecimal__

- Integer part of the given decimal number is successively divided by
the radix(base) hexadecimal number system 16 until quotient becomes
**zero(0).** - The reminder obtained for each division, becomes a digit in the hexadecimal number.
- The reminder in the last division iteration has the highest weight
**(MSD) which becomes the left most digit**and the reminder obtained in the first division iteration has the lowest weight**(LSD) which becomes the right most digit**in the hexadecimal number. - The procedure is illustrated in the example below:

__Convert (5049)__

**Ex1:**_{10}decimal number to octal number (?)

_{16}using successive division method

**1st Division Iteration**Divide 5049 by 16

5049 ÷ 16 = 315(Quotient) Reminder=9

**2nd Division Iteration**Divide 315 by 16

315 ÷ 16 = 19(Quotient) Reminder=B

**3rd Division Iteration**Divide 19 by 16

19 ÷ 16 = 1(Quotient) Reminder=3

**4th Division Iteration**Divide 1 by 16

1 ÷ 16 = 0(Quotient) Reminder=1

Remainder from the last division iteration (1) becomes

**MSD**and reminder from 1st iteration (9) becomes

**LSD**.

Hence, the hexadecimal equivalent of the decimal number

**5049**is (

**13B9).**