The hexadecimal system is a positional number system with base 16, using the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E and F.  It offers a compact way of expressing binary numbers.

In hexadecimal, all Mersenne numbers greater than 127 end with the digit F repeated several times, while all Fermat numbers greater than 17 are written with several significant zeroes book-ended by two 1’s.

The hexadecimal is a mixed formation of a Greek begin and a Latin end.  There is also a less used synonym hexadecadic of purely Greek .

Some divisibility testsMathworldPlanetmath in hexadecimal are:

n is divisible by 2 if its least significant digit is 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, A, C or E.

n is divisible by 4 if its least significant digit is 0, 4, 8 or C.

n is divisible by 8 if its least significant digit is 0, or 8.

n is divisible by 15 if it has digital root F.

n is of course divisible by 16 if it ends in a 0.

n is divisible by 17 if the difference of the odd placed digits and the even place digits of n is a multipleMathworldPlanetmathPlanetmath of 17.

Title hexadecimal
Canonical name Hexadecimal
Date of creation 2013-03-22 16:20:27
Last modified on 2013-03-22 16:20:27
Owner PrimeFan (13766)
Last modified by PrimeFan (13766)
Numerical id 6
Author PrimeFan (13766)
Entry type Definition
Classification msc 11A63
Synonym hexadecadic