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# HEX$ Function

#### Purpose:

To return a string which represents the hexadecimal value of the numeric argument.

#### Syntax:

*v$*=**HEX$**(*x*)

#### Comments:

HEX$ converts decimal values within the range of -32768 to +65535 into a hexadecimal string expression within the range of 0 to FFFF.

Hexadecimal numbers are numbers to the base 16, rather than base 10 (decimal numbers). Appendix C and Appendix G in the G*W-BASIC User's Guide* contain more information on hexadecimals and their equivalents.

*x** *is rounded to an integer before HEX$(*x*) is evaluated. See the OCT$ function for octal conversions.

If *x* is negative, 2's (binary) complement form is used.

#### Examples:

10 CLS: INPUT "INPUT DECIMAL NUMBER";X
20 A$=HEX$(X)
30 PRINT X "DECIMAL IS "A$" HEXADECIMAL"
RUN
INPUT DECIMAL NUMBER? 32
32 DECIMAL IS 20 HEXADECIMAL