Is there any way to see a number as it's individual bits (i.e. base 2) in Wolfram Alpha?

For example, given the number 255, it should show: 11111111

Similarly, the number 4 can be shown as: 100

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I just guessed, and found out that you can use <number> as base 2.

Example: 255 as base 2 outputs: 111111112.

Other forms that work as well:

  • 255 as base2
  • 255 base 2
  • convert 255 to base 2
  • 255 to binary
  • 255 to base 2

You can do the same with Google by using <number> in base 2.

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