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    [SOLVED] converting bases

    what is 231 base 5 equal to when transferred to base 10?
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    Here is the solution. Can you explain it?
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    Hello, DivaD19!

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


    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

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