# Convert Decimal 12 to Octal

(12)10 = (?)8. Decimal 12 to octal conversion provides the detailed information on what is the octal equivalent of the decimal number (12)10 and the step-by-step work for how to convert base-10 number (12)10 into octal (base-8) equivalent manually.

(12)10 in octal is equal to:
1210 = 148

Hence,
the octal equivalent of decimal number (12)10 is (14)8

where,
1210 is the given decimal number,
10 in 1210 represents the base-10 or decimal number system,
148 is the octal equivalent of the decimal 12,
8 in 148 represents the base-8 or octal number system.

Important Notes: (12)10 in Octal
The below are some of the important notes to be remembered while converting the (base-10) decimal number 12 into a (base-8) octal equivalent.

1. The first remainder while performing 12 MOD-8 operation is a Least Significant Bit (LSB).
2. The final remainder while performing 12 MOD-8 operation is a Most Significant Bit (MSB).
3. The remainders of 12 MOD-8 operation should be written from MSB to LSB to form the octal 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 octal?

The below step-by-step solution shows how to convert the decimal number 12 to its equivalent octal number. Representing each remainders of 12 MOD-8 operation in octal equivalents and arranging them from MSB to LSB produces the octal equivalent of 12.

Solved Example:
What is the octal equivalent of 12?

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

Input values:
Decimal Number = (12)10

What to be found:
What is the octal equivalent of the decimal number (12)10?
(12)10 = (?)8

step 2 Perform successive 12 MOD-8 operation until the quotient becomes 0, and mark the first remainder as LSB and the final remainder as MSB as like the below:

Successive MOD-8 Operation for 12
 12 MOD-8 12 / 8 = 1 Remainder is 4 → LSB 1 MOD-8 1 / 8 = 0 Remainder is 1 → MSB

step 3 Arrange or write the remainders of 12 MOD-8 operation from MSB to LSB produces the equivalent octal number for decimal 12:
= 14
(12)10 = (14)8

Therefore,
the octal equivalent of decimal 12 is (14)8. 