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Range Of Hexadecimal, Octal, And Binary Numbers - HP -22S Owner's Manual

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Range of Hexadecimal, Octal, and Binary
Numbers
The 36-bit word size determines the range of numbers that can be
represented in hexadecimal, octal, or binary base, and the range of
decimal numbers that can be converted to other bases.
Range of Numbers for Base Conversions
Base
Largest
Largest
Positive Integer
Negative Integer
DEC
34,359,738,367
-34,359,738,368
HEX
7FFFFFFFF
800000000
OCT
377777777777
400000000000
BIN
11111111111
100000000000
111111111111
000000000000
111111111111
000000000000
When you key in numbers in hexadecimal, octal, or binary base, digit
entry halts if you attempt to key in too many digits. For example, if
you attempt to key in a 10-digit hexadecimal number, digit entry halts
after the ninth digit.
If
the display contains a decimal number outside the allowed range,
switching to another base displays
TOO
BIG.
Keys:
Display:
Description:
1
.IT]
20 . , BASE
I
1
X
10
20
is too large
{OC}
TOO BIG
to be converted to octal
base .
• , BASE
I
{DEC}
1.0000E20
Restores decimal base.
4: Base Conversions and Base Arithmetic
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