The hexadecimal number system has a radix or base 16. It requires 16 symbols to represent a number in this system. The symbols are 0 to 9, A, B, C, D, E, F where the symbols A, B, C, D, E, F represent the decimal numbers 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 respectively. Let us recall the conversion table for the decimal numbers 0 to 15 and their binary, octal and hexadecimal equivalents.
The conversion of hexadecimal numbers to their decimal equivalents is straightforward and follows the same rules as that of octal or binary to decimal. Similarly, conversion of decimal to hexadecimal may be worked out with the help of division or multiplication, as the case may be, by the radix 16.
The example on hexadecimal number system will help us to understand the procedure:
1. Convert B6A_{16} to its decimal equivalent.
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