I'm somewhat hesitant to post this due to the fact most of the other problems in other posts are more advanced than what I'm having trouble with.
As a person who had just been introduced into the world of rom hacking, I am currently on the basics, learning hexadecimal, decimal, and binary conversions. After reading Neil_'s "The Basics of Bases," I decided to practicing converting base ten numbers into binary and hexadecimal by generating random numbers to convert into binary and hexadecimal.
My first number I practiced on, 283, I converted into 100011011, using Neil_'s way of showing work.
283/2 is 141 r 1
141/2 is 70 r 1
70/2 is 35 r 0
35/2 is 17 r 1
17/2 is 8 r 1
8/2 is 4 r 0
4/2 is 2 r 0
2/2 is 1 r 0
1/2 is 0 r 1
Thus, I converted 283 in binary. Upon checking this on a decimal to binary website, I found that they converted 283 to be 0000000100011011, with 7 more 0's ahead of the answer I found. I checked my work many times, cross-checked the answers with other websites converting decimal to binary, but I could not figure out what I had missed. Perhaps I don't have a certain concept down?
I hope that this is the right board I am posting in, as I could not find any other categories that dealt with newcomers like me. If I posted in the wrong section of the forums, I sincerely apologize.