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# 0xbeef to integer

Netty poestel
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Joined: Sep 20, 2004
Posts: 131
how does one see that "0xbeef" in

char c3 = 0xbeef;

has integer value of 48879 ?

Thx.
Chris Allen
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Joined: Feb 01, 2003
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The hex value of 0xbeef can be converted to decimal as follows:

f -> 15 * (16 to power of 0) = 15 * 1 = 15
e -> 14 * (16 to power of 1) = 14 * 16 = 224
e -> 14 * (16 to power of 2) = 14 * 256 = 3584
b -> 11 * (16 to power of 3) = 11 * 4096 = 45056

marc weber
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Joined: Aug 31, 2004
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Exactly.

You should recognize that a numeric literal that begins with 0 is octal (base 8), and one that begins with 0x is hexadecimal (base 16). In hexadecimal, the letters a, b, c, d, e, and f are used to represent base-10 values 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 respectively.

(Note: The "x" can be either upper or lowercase -- just like an "L" to denote long, an "s" to denote short, or an "e" to denote exponent.)

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Netty poestel
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Joined: Sep 20, 2004
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Thanks Chris , Marc.
final query on this topic, do these kind of 'otherwise calculator-calculations' [ powers of 16 multiplied and added with 2 digit numbers ] a regular feature in the exams ?

Thx. all

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