
Hexadecimal is what type of numbering system?

True or False: Hexadecimal values can use the numbers 1 through 10 and the letters A, B, C, D, E and F.

Which of the following is a benefit of using a hexadecimal numbering system instead of a decimal numbering system?

Eight binary digits (one byte) can be represented by how many hexadecimal digits?

The decimal value 255 is 11111111 in binary and what in hexadecimal?
Hexadecimal is what type of numbering system?
Our pop quiz on hexadecimal basics was a hit with TechRepublic members. As of grading time, nearly 2,000 people tested their knowledge of hexadecimal math. If you haven't had a chance to take the quiz, I encourage you to try your luck, before reading the answers below. Now, on to the answers!The correct answer is: Base16 and 84 percent of those who answered the question got it right, as shown in Figure A. The hexadecimal numeral system uses sixteen distinct symbols. Usually, the symbols 09 are used to represent zero to nine, and A, B, C, D, E, and F are used to represent values ten to fifteen.
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