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Breaking down a decimal into bit parts

simonwait asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I need to find some way, ideally through a formula to solve the following problem.  I have a bunch of numbers (bit numbers for some inputs so 2,4,8,16,32,64,128,256,512,1024.  My data usually only produces a definitive number ie 64 however it sometimes comes out with 66 (64+2), 322 (2+64+256) etc.  Is there a way of breaking these numbers into their constitant parts?  It feels like something previously done but i just cant find the information.

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