The Excel BIN2DEC function converts a binary number to the decimal equivalent. The input number must contain only zeros and ones and be less than 10 characters long, otherwise the function returns the #NUM! error value.

**Syntax**: =BIN2DEC (number)

The BIN2DEC function syntax has the following arguments:

**Number**Required. The binary number you want to convert. Number cannot contain more than 10 characters (10 bits). The most significant bit of number is the sign bit. The remaining 9 bits are magnitude bits. Negative numbers are represented using two’s-complement notation.

**Example**: Let’s look at some Excel BIN2DEC function examples and explore how to use the BIN2DEC function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

**Syntax**: =BIN2DEC(A2)

**Result**:

Based on the Excel spreadsheet above, the following BIN2DEC examples would return:

**Syntax**: =BIN2DEC(A3)**Result**: 2

**Syntax**: =BIN2DEC(A4)**Result**: 4

**Syntax**: =BIN2DEC(A5)**Result**: 7

**Syntax**: =BIN2DEC(A6)**Result**: 100

**Syntax**: =BIN2DEC(A7)**Result**: 511

**Syntax**: =BIN2DEC(A8)**Result**: 508

**Syntax**: =BIN2DEC(A9)**Result**: 510

**Syntax**: =BIN2DEC(A10)**Result**: -342

**Syntax**: =BIN2DEC(A11)**Result**: 5

**Syntax**: =BIN2DEC(A12)**Result**: #NUM!

**Syntax**: =BIN2DEC(A13)**Result**: #NUM!

**Note**:

- Numbers can be given as argument to the function directly without quotes or cell reference in excel.
- The number must be a valid binary numeric number.
- If the input number has less than 10 digits, the function takes 0s to the left of the number to complete its 10 character binary value.
- The function returns the max value of 511 & minimum value upto -512 (only integers).

- The function returns the #NUM! Error
- If the input characters exceed by 10 digits.
- If the input number is not a valid binary expression.
- If the input value is text or non-numeric.
- If the input number have fraction part or decimal part for example: 010111.101