# Convert Decimal 38 to Octal

(38)10 = (?)8. Decimal 38 to octal conversion provides the detailed information on what is the octal equivalent of the decimal number (38)10 and the step-by-step work for how to convert base-10 number (38)10 into octal (base-8) equivalent manually.

(38)10 in octal is equal to:
3810 = 468

Hence,
the octal equivalent of decimal number (38)10 is (46)8

where,
3810 is the given decimal number,
10 in 3810 represents the base-10 or decimal number system,
468 is the octal equivalent of the decimal 38,
8 in 468 represents the base-8 or octal number system.

Important Notes: (38)10 in Octal
The below are some of the important notes to be remembered while converting the (base-10) decimal number 38 into a (base-8) octal equivalent.

1. The first remainder while performing 38 MOD-8 operation is a Least Significant Bit (LSB).
2. The final remainder while performing 38 MOD-8 operation is a Most Significant Bit (MSB).
3. The remainders of 38 MOD-8 operation should be written from MSB to LSB to form the octal equivalent for the given decimal number (38)10.

For decimal values other than 38, use this below tool:

## How-to: What is (38)10 in octal?

The below step-by-step solution shows how to convert the decimal number 38 to its equivalent octal number. Representing each remainders of 38 MOD-8 operation in octal equivalents and arranging them from MSB to LSB produces the octal equivalent of 38.

Solved Example:
What is the octal equivalent of 38?

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

Input values:
Decimal Number = (38)10

What to be found:
What is the octal equivalent of the decimal number (38)10?
(38)10 = (?)8

step 2 Perform successive 38 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 38
 38 MOD-8 38 / 8 = 4 Remainder is 6 → LSB 4 MOD-8 4 / 8 = 0 Remainder is 4 → MSB

step 3 Arrange or write the remainders of 38 MOD-8 operation from MSB to LSB produces the equivalent octal number for decimal 38:
= 46
(38)10 = (46)8

Therefore,
the octal equivalent of decimal 38 is (46)8. 