# Octal to Decimal conversion of a number having fractional part

Conversion

Share

In this tutorial we will learn octal to decimal conversion for a floating point number i.e., a number with fractional part.

Before we dive into the main topic lets talk a little about Decimal and Octal Number System that we are going to work with in this tutorial.

A decimal number system consists of 10 digits: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. So, any number that we use in our daily life is actually in decimal number system.

In Octal number system we use eight digits.
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7
Octal implies base 8

## How to convert a octal number with fractional part into decimal number?

To convert a octal number having integer and fractional part into decimal form we have to multiply the integer part
ones place with 80
tens place with 81
hundreds place with 82
ans so on...
and the fractional part
tenths place by 8-1
hundredths place by 8-2
and so on...

### Convert octal number 0.01(base 8) into decimal form

The following table shows the places, octal number and the multipliers for the corresponding places.

 place ones DecimalPoint tenths hundredths octal 0 . 0 1 multiplier 80 8-1 8-2
``````= 0x80 + 0x8-1 + 0x8-2
= 0 + 0 + 0.015625
= 0.015625
``````

So, the required decimal number is
0.01(base 8) = 0.015625(base 10)
Alternatively, (0.01)8 = (0.015625)10
Where, (base 10) means the number is in decimal number system and (base 8) means the number is in octal number system.

### Convert octal number 7.12172(base 8) into decimal form

The following table shows the places, octal number and the multipliers for the corresponding places.

 place ones DecimalPoint tenths hundredths thousandths tenthousandths hundredthousandths octal 7 . 1 2 1 7 2 multiplier 80 8-1 8-2 8-3 8-4 8-5
``````= 7x80  +  1x8-1  +  2x8-2  +  1x8-3  +  7x8-4  +  2x8-5
= 7 + 0.125 + 0.03125 + 0.001953125 + 0.001708984375 + 0.00006103515624
= 10.1599...
= 10.16 (approx. value)
``````

So, the required decimal number is
7.12172(base 8) = 10.16(base 10) (approx. value)
Alternatively, (7.12172)8 = (10.16)10 (approx. value)
Where, (base 10) means the number is in decimal number system and (base 8) means the number is in octal number system.

Share