Learn Recursion by Building a Decimal to Binary Converter - Step 19

Tell us what’s happening:

I am trying to convert the number 10 to binary and return it as a string with a length of 4

Your code so far

<!-- file: index.html -->
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8" />
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <title>Decimal to Binary Converter</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="styles.css" />
  </head>
  <body>
    <h1>Decimal to Binary Converter</h1>
    <div class="input-container">
      <label for="number-input">Enter a decimal number:</label>
      <input
        value=""
        type="number"
        name="decimal number input"
        id="number-input"
        class="number-input"
      />
      <button class="convert-btn" id="convert-btn">Convert</button>
    </div>
    <output id="result" for="number-input"></output>
    <div id="animation-container"></div>
    <script src="script.js"></script>
  </body>
</html>
/* file: styles.css */
*,
*::before,
*::after {
  box-sizing: border-box;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}

:root {
  --light-grey: #f5f6f7;
  --dark-blue: #1b1b32;
  --orange: #f1be32;
}

body {
  background-color: var(--dark-blue);
  font-family: "Times New Roman", Times, serif;
  font-size: 18px;
  color: var(--light-grey);
  padding: 0 15px;
  display: flex;
  flex-direction: column;
  align-items: center;
}

h1 {
  text-align: center;
  font-size: 2.3rem;
  margin: 20px 0;
}

.input-container {
  margin: 10px 0;
  display: flex;
  flex-direction: column;
  gap: 10px;
  justify-content: center;
  align-items: center;
}

.convert-btn {
  background-color: var(--orange);
  cursor: pointer;
  border: none;
  padding: 4px;
}

.number-input {
  height: 25px;
}

#result {
  margin: 10px 0;
  min-width: 200px;
  width: fit-content;
  min-height: 80px;
  word-break: break-word;
  padding: 15px;
  border: 5px solid var(--orange);
  font-size: 2rem;
  text-align: center;
}

#animation-container {
  margin: auto;
  max-width: 300px;
}

.animation-frame {
  margin: 250px auto 0;
  padding: 15px 10px;
  border: 5px solid var(--orange);
  font-size: 1.2rem;
  text-align: center;
}

@media screen and (min-width: 500px) {
  .input-container {
    flex-direction: row;
  }

  #result {
    max-width: 460px;
  }
}
/* file: script.js */
const numberInput = document.getElementById("number-input");
const convertBtn = document.getElementById("convert-btn");
const result = document.getElementById("result");

const decimalToBinary = (input) => {

// User Editable Region

  return "1";
 let binary = (input >>> 0).toString(2);
 while (binary.length < 4) {
        binary = '0' + binary;
    }
    return binary;
    console.log(decimalToBinary(10)); 

// User Editable Region

};

const checkUserInput = () => {
  if (!numberInput.value || isNaN(parseInt(numberInput.value))) {
    alert("Please provide a decimal number");
    return;
  }

  decimalToBinary(parseInt(numberInput.value));
  numberInput.value = "";
};

convertBtn.addEventListener("click", checkUserInput);

numberInput.addEventListener("keydown", (e) => {
  if (e.key === "Enter") {
    checkUserInput();
  }
});

Your browser information:

User Agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/123.0.0.0 Safari/537.36 Edg/123.0.0.0

Challenge Information:

Learn Recursion by Building a Decimal to Binary Converter - Step 19

All you need to do is change return "1"; to return "x"; where x is the base-2 representation of the number 10.

So base-10 to base-2 follows a simple pattern
0 becomes 0
1 becomes 1
now there’s no binary left, so we add on
2 becomes 10
3 becomes 11
add on again
4 becomes 100
5 becomes 101
and (hint important) 6 becomes 110

So 9 becomes 1001, which means 10 (or x) should be?

Hope this helps!

Hello;

After the return "1"; line, the code will not execute further because the return statement terminates the function at that point. At this stage of the lesson, the objective is simply to demonstrate the conversion of the number 10 to binary and return the result. So you should not focusing on formulating or implementing the function beyond this step yet. :slightly_smiling_face:

Yeah thanks, I solved it