How to convert binary number to 8 bits

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    How to convert binary number to 8 bits

    Hye..good day everyone..i need some help here..i have converted decimal number to binary number..but i have a problem..could someone help me on how to make the binary number to 8 bits only...

    thank u for ur help~!!


    Code:
    #include <conio.h>
    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    
    void convertBinary( int n ) {
    if( n<2 ) {
    cout<<"binary is--> "<<n;
    return;
    }
    convertBinary(n/2);
    cout<<n % 2;
    }
    
    int main(){
        int n;
        int x;
        
        cout<<"n:";
        cin>>n;
        convertBinary( n );
        
       getch();
       return 0; 
    }

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    1) Read in an unsigned int, not a signed int.
    2) Truncate it to the range 0-255.
    All the buzzt!
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