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HEXADECIMAL NUMBER SYSTEM

Q.10. What is the hexadecimal number system.

ANS. HEXADECIMAL NUMBER SYSTEM

Hexadecimal means 16. This number system consists of 16 fundamental digits i.e 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E and F. symbols A to F represent 10 to 15. Therefore the base of’ this system is 16.

The weights used in the hexadecimal system are the successive powers of 16. The weights of the first four digit positions are as under.

4th

3rd

2nd

1st

Position

16³ = 4096

16² = 256

16¹ = 16

16n = 1

Weight

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