# Digital Electronics - Number Systems and Codes - Discussion

### Discussion :: Number Systems and Codes - General Questions (Q.No.8)

8.

One hex digit is sometimes referred to as a(n):

 [A]. byte [B]. nibble [C]. grouping [D]. instruction

Explanation:

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 Venkatesh said: (Jan 15, 2011) One nibble is equal to 4 bits.

 Rahul said: (Jan 2, 2012) What do you mean by one hex digit?

 Sundar said: (Feb 10, 2012) @ALL 0xAF Here A is a hex digit and F is a hex digit. A represents 10 in decimal or 1010 in Binary. F represents 15 in decimal or 1111 in Binary. AF combination represents 175 in decimal or 10101111 in Binary (1 byte of information). Here each hex digit represents 4 bits, nibble is consist of 4 bits. Hence the answer. Note: int a = 175; int a = 0xFA; Here both of the above statements are same.

 Ravi Kumar said: (Jan 13, 2013) The digits from A to F can be represented by 4 bits. So A =1010 B=1011 C=1100 D=1101 E=1110 F=1111 Any hex digits take 4 bits.

 Amar Jadhav said: (Jul 5, 2013) 1 hex = 16. Nibble = group of 4 bits. Then how One hex digit is sometimes referred to as a (n) : Nibble.

 Snel said: (Jul 12, 2014) All hexadecimal number starting from 0=0000, 1=0001, 2=0010, 3=0011 & soon till A=1010, B=1011, C=1100, D=1101, E=1110, F=1111 i.e upto F. All digits of hexadecimal number system can be represented in 4 digits not more than that needed, & 1 nibble = 4 bits, Hence 1 hex digit sometimes referred to as nibble here in the Qus as a(n).

 Sandhya M said: (Dec 1, 2014) Binary number system has 2 characters. Decimal number system has 9 characters. Octal number system has 8 characters. Hexa Decimal number system has 16 characters. Bit = 0 or 1; Nibble = 0000 to 1111 ; (any 4 bits btw these). Byte = 0000 0000 to 1111 1111 (any 8 bit btw those limits). Similarly, Word = any 16 bit. So the maximum value of hexadecimal number system is F. And the equivalent value of F in binary is 1111. Which is the maximum value for a nibble. And so a hex can be referred as a nibble.

 Ramya said: (Jun 20, 2016) @Sundar You gave an excellent explanation. Thank you.