Decimal vs Binary – What are the Similarities & differences between Binary & Decimal Systems?

In this post, we will do a quick comparison of decimal vs binary number systems, highlighting all the similarities and differences between the two number systems for better understanding of their use case.

We are familiar with the decimal number system or the decimal numeration system since we use it every day for paying bills, grocery shopping, bank transactions, etc.,. In the decimal number system, we represent or express a given decimal number in Units, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.,

On the other hand, our computers and other digital devices which we use every day make use of the binary number system to communicate, perform arithmetic and logical operations.

The decimal number uses 10 digits to represent different values whereas the Binary number uses only 2 digits (0 & 1) to represent any binary number.

In earlier posts, we have been discussing the representation of both hexadecimal & decimal numbers. In this post, we will be listing out the difference between hexadecimal and decimal numbers.

Octal vs Decimal

We aware of the octal number system which uses 8 digits to represent all the numbers and the decimal number system which uses 10 digits to represent all the numbers include fractions.

We will now see the difference between octal and decimal numbers.