Hexadecimal Addition and Subtraction

How to do hexadecimal addition and subtraction?

Here we will discuss about solving hexadecimal addition and subtraction.

Hexadecimal Addition:

The table for hexadecimal addition is as follows:

Hexadecimal Addition

Addition of hexadecimal numbers can be easily carried with the help of the above table.

Following example illustrates the use of the table.

Evaluate: (B A 3)16 + (5 D E)16


We note from the table that

3 + E = 11

A + D = 17

17 + 1 (carry) = 18

B + 5 = 10

10 + 1 (carry) = 11

     1 1 carry

     B A 3

     5 D E      

   1 1 8 1

Hence the required sum is 1181 in hexadecimal.


Hexadecimal Subtraction:

Subtraction of hexadecimal numbers can be accomplished by using complement method. Although it is not a very simple method computers use it very efficiently.

These above explanation will help you to understand the concept about hexadecimal addition and subtraction.

Binary Numbers

  • Why Binary Numbers are Used
  • Binary to Decimal Conversion
  • Conversion of Numbers
  • Hexa-decimal Number System
  • Conversion of Binary Numbers to Octal or Hexa-decimal Numbers
  • Octal and Hexa-Decimal Numbers
  • Signed-magnitude Representation
  • Radix Complement
  • Diminished Radix Complement
  • Arithmetic Operations of Binary Numbers

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