In this article, we will learn about how to use the HEX2OCT function in Excel.
HEX2OCT function in excel is used to convert Hexadecimal representation of numbers of radix 16 to Octal numbers (radix = 8).
The table shown below shows you some of the most used base & their radix of Alpha - numeric characters
|Binary||2||0 - 1|
|Octal||8||0 - 7|
|Decimal||10||0 - 9|
|hexadecimal||16||0 - 9 & A - F|
|hexatridecimal||36||0 - 9 & A - Z|
Hexadecimal number is representation of a number of radix 16. 10 digits starting from 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 ,9 along with 6 alphabets starting from A, B, C, D, E & F where octal number representation have 8 digits from 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. The below table will help you understand better.
Conversion formulation is in two steps. First the number be converted to binary and then binary number is converted to get the octal value.
Let’s take an example
543 is converted to binary number
|543 ( hexa ) = 010101000011( binary)|
010101000011 is converted to hexadecimal
|543 ( hexadecimal ) = 2503 ( octal )|
The HEX2OCT function converts the Hexadecimal number of radix 16 to the Octal number of radix 8.
Number : Hexadecimal number which returns the 8 character Octal number.
[Places] : [optional] number where result expressed upto the number.
The input value to the function cannot contain more than 10 characters ( 10 bits ). Where first number returns the sign of the number (positive or negative) & Other 9 returns the value after the sign.
To get a negative number, input number must have 10 characters starting with first bit as it represents the negative sign. The negative number is calculated using two's complement notation. Any less than 10 characters, the function considers default 0s in front.
Now let’s get more understanding of the function via using them in some examples.
Here we have some Hexadecimal values in Hexadecimal Column. We need to convert these Hexadecimal numbers to Octal value.
Use the formula in Hexadecimal column:
A2 : number provided to the function as cell reference or text in quotes
Values to the HEX2OCT function is provided as cell reference.
The HEX2OCT representation of 2 of base 16 (hexadecimal) is 2 of base 8 (decimal).
Now copy the formula to other cells using the Ctrl + D shortcut key.
As you can see here the HEX2OCT function returns the result of the input values.
Hope you understood how to use HEX2OCT function and referring cell in Excel. Explore more articles on Excel mathematical conversion functions here. Please feel free to state your query or feedback for the above article.
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