hexadecimal system


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hexadecimal system

A counting system, based on 16 digits (0 to 9 and A to F), useful for low-level programming.
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Noun1.hexadecimal system - a positional system of numeration that uses hexadecimal digits and a radix of sixteen
positional notation, positional representation system - a numeration system in which a real number is represented by an ordered set of characters where the value of a character depends on its position
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In base 16 (the hexadecimal system), used by computer programmers, the six letters A through F are added to the ten digits, resulting in "numbers" like AB9F which is equivalent to 43935 in base 10.
In the article, Mercer starts with the basics, explaining the binary digits, or bits, that are at the heart of computer data, and then explains why the hexadecimal system is needed to represent 26 letters and 10 numbers.
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