# Binary and Hexadecimal Converter: Decimal, Binary, HEX

## Binary converter

Convert decimals to binary or to hexadecimal in just a click. Computers "don't understand" regular numbers, so we must translate to binary. Hex numbers are used for referencing the memory or to choose an RGB color.

1. How does a binary number look?

A binary number looks like this 1010. This is the binary number for 10. It is only formed by two numbers: one and zero.

2. How can I convert a decimal to binary?

You can calculate the number based on factor two.

For example, if you want to translate the number 17 you can do it like this.

17=2^0+2^4 this means that the first bit and the 5th bit will be 1. In programming, the counter starts from zero

The result will be 17=10001.

3. How does a hexadecimal number look?

A hexadecimal number looks like this 7B. A hex number uses a base 16, this means that the numbers from 0 to nine are used but uses also the first six letters of the alphabet.

4. How I can convert a number into hex?

If the number is from the interval 0 to 16, you just take the corresponding number or letter. For example, the hex number for 7 is also 7, for 11 is B. Then for bigger numbers like 73 you must divide the number by 16.

So 73 divide by 16 gives you 4 and remains is 9. So the hex number is 49.