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Writing Hexadecimal Numbers

Pamela Fox:

TIL: we didn’t always use “A-F” to represent 10-15 in hexadecimal numbers.

Update (2018-09-14): Pamela Fox:

What are some interesting uses of hexadecimal numbers that you’ve run into? (I’m making content on hexadecimal right now, looking for inspiration)

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That is interesting, and had to be a pain to keep track of if you went between multiple systems. I wonder what the story is behind each particular set of characters, and how the world finally settled on a standard.

Very fascinating!!

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