I was having a conversation with someone about hexadecimal and went to show them this video from Collin’s Lab on binary & hex number systems. In doing so I glanced at the comments where I noticed the exchange below which includes perhaps the snappiest, most succinct explanation of hex I’ve ever read, by commenter Cameron:
Check out Collin’s complete video and tutorial here on the Adafruit Learn System, and also be sure to check out this video from Khan Academy which does a colorful job of separating and explaining the hexadecimal number system:
And for anyone who thinks counting ‘FC’ or ‘0x1A426C’ in hex doesn’t make sense, just remember, better that than bibi-binary – at least with standard hex you don’t have to remember all new keystrokes or pronunciations!
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