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    Convert Decimal 12 to Binary

    (12)10 = (?)2. Decimal 12 in binary conversion provides the detailed information on what is the binary equivalent of (12)10, and the step-by-step work for how to convert the decimal (base-10) number 12 to its binary (base-2) equivalent manually.

    (12)10 in binary is equal to:
    1210 = 11002

    Hence,
    (12)10 is equivalent to (1100)2

    where,
    1210 is the given decimal number,
    10 in 1210 represents the base-10 or decimal number system,
    11002 is the binary equivalent of the decimal 41,
    2 in 11002 represents the base-2 or binary number system.

    Important Notes: (12)10 in Binary
    The below are some of the important notes to be remembered while converting the base-10 number 12 into a binary number.

    1. The initial or first remainder while performing MOD-2 operation for 12 is a Least Significant Bit (LSB).
    2. The last remainder while performing MOD-2 operation for 12 is a Most Significant Bit (MSB).
    3. The remainders of MOD-2 operation for 12 should be written from MSB to LSB to form the binary equivalent for the given decimal number (12)10.

    For decimal values other than 12, use this below tool:

    How-to: What is (12)10 in binary?

    The below step-by-step solution shows how to convert (12)10 to its equivalent binary code or number. Arranging or writing the remainders from MSB to LSB of successive MOD-2 operation for decimal 12 forms the binary equivalent of 12.

    Solved Example:
    What is the binary equivalent of 12?

    step 1 Observe the input parameters, values and what to be found:

    Input values:
    Decimal Number = (41)10

    what to be found:
    Which binary value is equal to the decimal number 12?
    (12)10 = (?)2

    step 2 Perform successive MOD-2 operation for decimal 12, and mark the initial remainder as LSB and the final remainder as MSB as like the below:

    Successive MOD-2 Operation for 12:
    12 MOD-2     12 / 2 = 6  Remainder is 0 → LSB
    6 MOD-2     6 / 2 = 3  Remainder is 0
    3 MOD-2     3 / 2 = 1  Remainder is 1
    1 MOD-2     1 / 2 = 0  Remainder is 1 → MSB

    step 3 Write the remainders of MOD-2 operation for 12 from MSB to LSB forms the binary equivalent for 12:
    1100
    1210 = 11002

    Therefore,
    the binary equivalent of 12 is (1100)2
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