# Decimal to text converter

## What is a decimal converter tool?

The decimal converter tool takes a string of characters as input and converts that string into decimal form. It is very challenging and time-consuming to convert large data into decimal form. Besides this, a chance of human error also exists in manual conversion.

With an online decimal converter tool, you can quickly convert a long string into decimal form without any errors. In this way, you can also save a significant portion of your time.

### What is a decimal number?

The word decimal means tenth and arises from the Latin word Decimus. It is a base 10 number system comprising ten digits and denotes a number from 0 through 9. When the number arrives at 9, we add a number to convert it into double digits.

Other names for the decimal system are positional numerals, denary system, and base-10 number system. It is known as the positional numeral system because the value of a digit depends on its position.

Each digit in the decimal system has a position, and every digit is ten times more significant than the previous digit. For example, in 78, a decimal number, 7 is at ten's position and is more significant than 8, which is at the unit's position.

Each value in this number system has the place value of power 10. A decimal notation is used to represent a decimal number, i.e. the number is expressed in base 10, where each value is denoted by 0 or the first nine positive integers.

Only mathematicians were able to handle the complex old numeral systems. For the sake of simplicity, a decimal number system was introduced.

### What is decimal number system used for

The base-10 numeral system is a standard way to denote both integer and non-integer numbers.

In our day-to-day activities, we use a decimal number system, i.e. for shopping, counting, height, length and weight calculation etc., because whole numbers provide less precision as compared to decimal ones.

It is a widely used number system in computer applications. The reason for its immense popularity is that it is easy to read and understand for human beings.

Freenerdtools offers a variety of free online tools for number system conversion. You can convert your text to decimal, binary, octal and hexadecimal with these tools. Today, we will talk about the decimal converter tool.

## Convert decimal to text online

Our tool makes it easy to convert decimal values to plain text. To do this, type in your data in base-10 or the positional number form and select "to text" from the type options. It will take only a few seconds to process your query.

## Convert text to decimal online

To convert text to decimal, type your data in text form in the text area and select "to decimal" from the options. Press submit to generate results in base-10 numeral.

## Why use our decimal to text converter?

The freenerdtools decimal converter tool is absolutely free and online. You can convert a decimal string to text and text-form data to decimal. Moreover, you don't have to go through any lengthy installation process to use this tool.

The interface is quite simple and easy to use. Simply copy and paste your decimal or textual data of any length and press submit to process and convert your text into the desired form.

## Decimal number vs Hexadecimal

The hex numbers are the same as the decimal ones because it's the shortest version of positional numerals. The difference between these two is that hexadecimal also contains letters (A, B, C, D, E, F) along with 0 to 9 numbers.

The alphabets come after the decimals in ascending order, i.e. 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E, F.

The hex numeral system has base 16, represented using a subscript of 16, i.e. (256)_{16}. Whereas, the base of the
decimal number system is 10.

### How to manually convert decimal to hexadecimal

Let's take (256)_{10} as an example to understand the manual conversion of decimal to hexadecimal.

Divide 256 by 16 and note the remainder. Treat the division as an integer division. The digit sequence of the remainder from the last to the first is the hex value.

^{256}/_{16}=1=>Remainder=0

^{16}/_{16}=1=>Remainder=0

^{1}/_{16}=0=>Remainder=1

(256)_{10} = (100)_{16}

So, 256 is 100 in hexadecimal.