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Base Conversions And Base Arithmetic; Switching Base Mode - HP -22S Owner's Manual

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Base Conversions and
Base Arithmetic
Switching Base Mode
4
The BASE menu
(.1
BASE
D
switches the calculator between four
number-base modes-decimal, hexadecimal, octal, and binary. You
can use the BASE modes to convert numbers from one base to an-
other, and to perform arithmetic operations in any of the four bases.
Switching Base Mode
Keys
Description
Annunciator
. , BASE
I
{DEC}
Switches to decimal (base 10) mode.
None
.1
BASE
I
{HX}
Switches to hexadecimal (base 16)
HEX
mode. The top-row keys take on their
letter assignments A through F.
.1
BASE
I
{OC}
Switches to octal (base 8) mode .
OCT
• 1
BASE
I
{BN}
Switches to binary (base 2) mode. If
BIN
the binary number is longer than 12
characters, the display shows the
rightmost (least significant) 12 digits.
Use { ... } and { .... } (the
em
and
lliJ
keys) to view the rest of the
number in 12-digit segments.
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4: Base Conversions and Base Arithmetic

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