Successive Mulitiplication Simulation

written by Teresa Carrigan

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This model demonstrates the successive multiplication method of converting a decimal fraction to another base. You may choose any base in the range of two to sixteen.



Multiply the decimal fraction by the base to which you are converting. The integer part of the product will be the first digit after the radix point when we are finished. Now multiply the new fraction by the base, again storing the integer part, even if it is zero. Continue until the product is zero or you have enough digits after the radix point. This model assumes seven digits after the radix point is enough. If the base is larger than 10, then some integer parts will be larger than nine; they will have to be converted to their equivalent single digit character.


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