# Hexadecimal

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Memory addresses are often written in hexadecimal and will look something like `0x1234abcd`

. Hexadecimal is a base 16 number system in the same way binary is base 2 and decimal is base ten. Instead of numbers being made up of the binary digits 0 and 1 or the decimal digits 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9 they are instead made up of the hexadecimal digits 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,a,b,c,d,e and f.