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138 in Binary

What is 138 in binary? Below we show you the result of the decimal to binary conversion straightaway 🙂


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13810 = 100010102
Decimal 138 = 10001010 Binary

Any integer can be written as sum of potencies to the power of 2, known as binary code.

Here’s the proof that 10001010 is the correct result:

1×2^7 + 0x2^6 + 0x2^5 + 0x2^4 + 1×2^3 + 0x2^2 + 1×2^1 + 0x2^0 = 138

Yet, make sure to learn about 138 in binary signed in the next section.

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Convert 138 to Binary

Now you already know the most important thing:

1000101010 equals 1382 if unsigned.

If 138 in binary is signed such as with two’s complement, then the binary code has a number of trailing zeroes, e.g. 00010001010 in which the leftmost bit is the sign bit, followed perhaps by more trailing 0’s, and then by magnitude bits.

The reason to have the binary signed is to accommodate for negative numbers, in which case the sign bit is 1 in our example.

Therefore, minus 138 signed using two’s complement, will start with one or more 1’s, but the exact code for -138 decimal depends on the signed number representation system and number of bits available.

Here you can convert binary to decimal.

Additional Information

If you like to know what decimal 138 is on other number systems, we have that too:

138 in Hexadecimal = 8A16
138 in Octal = 2128


138 in binary form is 10001010 usually, that is if not signed.

If you want to know more about signed number representations look it up on Wikipedia for example.

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– Article written by Mark, last updated on December 19th, 2023