# [SOLVED] converting bases

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• August 28th 2007, 03:54 PM
DivaD19
[SOLVED] converting bases
what is 231 base 5 equal to when transferred to base 10?
• August 28th 2007, 04:09 PM
Plato
Here is the solution. Can you explain it?
• August 28th 2007, 04:15 PM
Soroban
Hello, DivaD19!

This is a straight-forward "number base" problem.
. . Exactly where is your difficulty?

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What is $231_5$ when converted to base ten?

$231_5 \;=\;2\!\cdot\!5^2 + 3\!\cdot\!5 + 1\!\cdot\!1 \:=\:50+ 15 + 1 \:=\:66$