Hexadecimal Numbering

Hexadecimal Numbering

Hexadecimal Numbering


“How can we use a base 16 numbering system?”


Binary numbers are fundamentally a one-bit system, either on or off. However, computational systems are now so large that sometimes reading all of those bytes can be difficult. So is there a way that we can shorthand it? Well, what if we were to use a system that could represent 4 bytes at a time? This is known as Hexadecimal Numbering. Hexadecimal Numbers 0-9 are represented by their respective numeric values, while 10 -15 are represented by A-F. Hexidecimal numbers are an underpinning of modern computational systems.

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