IT Dojo pop quiz answers: Hexadecimal basics

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: Base-16 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 0-9 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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