Hexadecimal is a base 16 number system. It uses 16 distinct symbols, most often the symbols 0-9 to represent values zero to nine, and A, B, C, D, E, F (or alternatively a, b, c, d, e, f) to represent values ten to fifteen.

Hexadecimal numerals are widely used in computer science, mathematics and engineering. They are used as a human-friendly representation of binary values, and are often used in programming and debugging.

### Why is hexadecimal 16?

Hexadecimal is a base 16 number system. This means that there are 16 unique symbols that can be used to represent numbers in this system. The symbols used are 0-9 and A-F, where A represents 10, B represents 11, C represents 12, D represents 13, E represents 14, and F represents 15.

Since there are 16 unique symbols, each symbol represents a power of 16. The value of a hexadecimal number is the sum of the values of each symbol multiplied by its corresponding power of 16. For example, the hexadecimal number 3A would be equivalent to 3*16^1 + A*16^0, or 58 in decimal.

#### How do you read hexadecimal?

In mathematics, hexadecimal (also base 16, or hex) is a positional numeral system with a radix, or base, of 16. It uses sixteen distinct symbols, most often the symbols 0–9 to represent values zero to nine, and A, B, C, D, E, F (or alternatively a–f) to represent values ten to fifteen. Hexadecimal numerals are widely used by computer system designers and programmers, as they provide a more human-friendly representation of binary-coded values. Each hexadecimal digit represents four binary digits (bits), also known as a nibble, which is half a byte. For example, a single byte can have values ranging from 00000000 to 11111111 in binary form, which can be conveniently represented as 00 to FF in hexadecimal.

In mathematics, the convention is often to use 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E, F for the 16 symbols. This allows the symbols to be used as digits in a positional numeral system such as the decimal system, where each position in the number corresponds to a power of 16. For example, the number FF16 (25510) would be read as "three fives" or "three fifteens". Similarly, the number 3 416 (3 × 161) would be read as "three sixteen" or

### Why we write 10 as a in hexadecimal?

In the decimal number system, the number 10 can be represented as the sum of the following powers of 10:

10 = 1×10^1 + 0×10^0

In the hexadecimal number system, the number 10 can be represented as the sum of the following powers of 16:

10 = 1×16^1 + 0×16^0

The number 10 can also be represented in binary form as 1010.

How do you write 20 in hexadecimal? The hexadecimal number system is a base 16 number system. This means that there are 16 unique digits that can be used to represent numbers in this system, with each digit representing a power of 16. The first 10 digits in this system (0-9) represent the same values as in the decimal number system. The remaining 6 digits (A-F) represent values 10-15 in decimal. Therefore, the number 20 in decimal can be represented as 14 in hexadecimal.

#### How do you write 11 in hexadecimal?

To write 11 in hexadecimal, you would first need to know the hexadecimal number system. In the hexadecimal system, there are 16 numbers before the decimal point: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E, and F. These numbers represent the 16 digits in the decimal number system.

To write 11 in hexadecimal, you would start with the number 1 in the ones place and carry over the 1 to the 16's place. This would give you the number 11 in the hexadecimal system, which would be written as 0xB.