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May 14th, 2002, 05:10 AM
why are octal and hexidecimal numbers used in the implementation of plc and microcomputer systems?
May 14th, 2002, 06:44 AM
As I stated before READ
Simple answer: plc is a type of computer, which uses binary math ie base2, we(humans) use base10. It isnt easy to convert base10 to base2 for the computer/plc, it uses bits and bytes for storage. It is easier to convert to octal or hexadecimal.
May 14th, 2002, 07:00 AM
You didn't have to be touchy. I only asked! I am reading you see I'm READING YOUR REPLY. Thanks for the help anyway. I'm going to read but I thought I would try this marvellous invention called the internet first!