## how does this number system conversion algorithm work?

50 | 0
25 | 1
12 | 0
6 | 0
3 | 1
1 | 1
0

how does it work?

(I know how to use the algorithm... my question is about how it can do the conversion)
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 Quote by 0131313131313 50 | 0 25 | 1 12 | 0 6 | 0 3 | 1 1 | 1 0 how does it work? (I know how to use the algorithm... my question is about how it can do the conversion)
What are you trying to show? 50 in binary? Russian multiplication (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?...ldid=383433098 ) ?
 Recognitions: Homework Help Science Advisor Looks like Egyptian multiplication.

## how does this number system conversion algorithm work?

No, I think he simply means conversion of 50 into binary. 50 = 110010 = 32+16+2.

 Quote by CRGreathouse Looks like Egyptian multiplication.
Yes, if you look at the link I posted this is the same thing as what I call Russian multiplication.

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 Quote by sjb-2812 Yes, if you look at the link I posted this is the same thing as what I call Russian multiplication.
And this method, in turn, is closely related to the binary representation of the number.