The Binary Number System

The Hex Base (Base 16)

Learn how to work in base 16 (hex).

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The Binary Number System

The Hex Base (Base 16)

Base 16 (hex) numbers take less space than Base 2 (binary) numbers. So they're a lot easier for humans to write and read. If you work with C code you'll often see hex numbers to represent memory addresses. Or, if you work in CSS, you're probably used to working with color codes - you probably didn't realize they were hex codes, did you!?

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