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Hex Explained, Simply

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:


(original comment can be found here.)

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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