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Chapter 17 - Numbers In Different Bases; The Base Menu - HP 50g User Manual

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Chapter 17
Numbers in Different Bases
Besides our decimal (base 10, digits = 0-9) number system, you can work
with a binary system (base 2, digits = 0,1), an octal system (base 8, digits
= 0-7), or a hexadecimal system (base 16, digits=0-9,A-F), among others.
2
1
0
The same way that the decimal integer 321 means 3x10
+2x10
+1x10
,
the number 100110, in binary notation, means
5
4
3
2
1
0
1x2
+ 0x2
+ 0x2
+ 1x2
+ 1x2
+ 0x2
= 32+0+0+4+2+0 = 38.

The BASE menu

The BASE menu is accessible through ‚ã (the 3 key). With system
flag 117 set to CHOOSE boxes (see Chapter 1 in this guide), the
following entries are available:
With system flag 117 set to SOFT menus, the BASE menu shows the
following:
This figure shows that the LOGIC, BIT, and BYTE entries within the BASE
menu are themselves sub-menus. These menus are discussed in detail in
Chapter 19 of the calculator's user's guide.
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