# Octal to Decimal Converter

## What is The Octal to Decimal Converter?

The Octal to Decimal converter is a tool for converting a number expressed in the octal numeral system (base 8) to its equivalent in the decimal numeral system (base 10). The octal system uses eight symbols: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.

Each digit in an octal number represents a power of 8, based on its position in the number, starting from the rightmost digit. To convert an octal number to decimal, you multiply each digit of the octal number by 8 raise to the power of its position (counting from 0 for the rightmost digit), and then add up all these products to get the decimal equivalent.

For example, to convert the octal number "175" to decimal, you would do the following calculation:

1 * 8^2 + 7 * 8^1 + 5 * 8^0 = 64 + 56 + 5 = 125

Therefore, the octal number "175" is equivalent to the decimal number 125.

The Octal to Decimal converter is useful in various computing contexts, especially in situations where data is stored or represented in octal format, and a conversion to the more universally understood decimal system is needed.