Hello, I am new to these great forums here and new to C++ too

Anyway, I am coding a binary to decimal converter and I have the math right and everything but C++ does not want to play nice with the math.

here is the output:

the decimal number shows the output C++ gave for the digit, the tabbed line under it shows the math it did to get that number, if you do the math manually the output should be different.Code:Enter a binary number: 11110000 1 = 98 1 = (2 ^ 0) * 1 1 = 147 1 = (2 ^ 1) * 1 1 = 0 1 = (2 ^ 2) * 1 1 = 49 1 = (2 ^ 3) * 1 0 = 288 0 = (2 ^ 4) * 0 0 = 336 0 = (2 ^ 5) * 0 0 = 192 0 = (2 ^ 6) * 0 0 = 240 0 = (2 ^ 7) * 0

Here is my code:

Thanks in advanceCode:char inText[32]; int final; cout << "\n Enter a binary number: "; cin >> inText; cout << "\n Decimal Result: \n"; for(int length = 0; length < strlen(inText); length++) { // The forumla final += 2 ^ length * inText[length]; // Shows 1 = $output cout << inText[length] << " = " << ((2 ^ length) * inText[length]) << "\n\t"; // Shows 1 = (2 ^ $len) * $digit cout << inText[length] << " = " << " (2 ^ " << length << ") * " << inText[length] << "\n"; } cout << final; cout << "\n\n";