# Hex to Decimal 2s Complement

Camm camm29 at tesco.net
Fri Apr 27 05:17:42 EDT 2018

```Two's complement is a mathematical operation on binary numbers, best known for its role in computing as a method of signed number representation. For this reason, it is the most important example of a radix complement.

The two's complement of an N-bit number is defined as its complement with respect to 2N. For instance, for the three-bit number 010, the two's complement is 110, because 010 + 110 = 1000.

Regards
Camm
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richmond via use-livecode" <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
To: "Camm via use-livecode" <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
Cc: "Richmond" <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, 27 April, 2018 10:11:19 AM
Subject: Re: Hex to Decimal 2s Complement

Well, unless you can explain to me what "2s Complement" means I cannot

Richmond.

On 27.04.2018 12:06, Camm via use-livecode wrote:
> Richmond ,
>
> Tried baseconvert but could not get the correct result for 2s Complement.
>
> Regards
> Camm
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Richmond via use-livecode" <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> To: "Camm via use-livecode" <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Cc: "Richmond" <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>
> Sent: Friday, 27 April, 2018 10:01:17 AM
> Subject: Re: Hex to Decimal 2s Complement
>
> Check out *baseConvert* in the dictionary.
>
> Richmond.
>
>
> On 27.04.2018 11:50, Camm via use-livecode wrote:
>> Hi ,
>>
>>
>> Help needed on the most efficient way to convert signed Hex to Decimal (2s Complement) range 0000 - FFFF
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>>
>>
>>
>> Example :-
>>
>>
>> FFCC = -52
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>> 014A = 330
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>>
>> Kind Regards
>> Camm
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