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Thumbwheel Switch: Binary-coded Decimal

FAQ No. FAQ02228

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Question

What is binary-coded decimal?

Answer

Binary-coded decimal (BCD) uses binary to express each digit of a decimal number.

Examples:

DecimalBinary-coded decimal
1248
00000
11000
20100
31100
40010
51010
60110
71110
80001
91001

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