# Math Help - [SOLVED] converting bases

1. ## [SOLVED] converting bases

what is 231 base 5 equal to when transferred to base 10?

2. Here is the solution. Can you explain it?

What is $231_5$ when converted to base ten?
$231_5 \;=\;2\!\cdot\!5^2 + 3\!\cdot\!5 + 1\!\cdot\!1 \:=\:50+ 15 + 1 \:=\:66$