# How to do Hexadecimal Arithmetic by Examples In a recent article, we showed you how to do Binary Arithmetic by example and went on to explain how important Binary number systems are. In this article, we will be talking about how to do Hexadecimal Arithmetic with simple to understand examples.

As you will see, doing additions and subtractions in hexadecimal as well as doing hexadecimal multiplication and division is rather simple. It just takes some getting used to. As long as you can perform these arithmetic equations in decimal then you can do them in hexadecimal.

The important thing to remember is that whatever number system you use, the same rules apply. You just need to know when to borrow or carry-forward in subtraction and addition respectively. If you are not familiar with what hexadecimal numbers are we have an article on this site explaining them in more details.

Take note that this guide will be focusing on just the fours basic arithmetic operations as follows… Note: To help you understand what’s going on, the Hexadecimal representations of sequence of digits are as follows [0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,A,B,C,D,E.F]. Notice where decimal 10 would appear we keep going since the Hexadecimal need to reach sixteen digits before going to the next level. For purposes of easy translations lets replace the above with the equivalent decimal representations as follows [0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15].

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We can now use what we have above in our hexadecimal arithmetic

``` 5 (or 5 decimal)
+5
--
A (or 10 decimal)
```

How about a more over-the-top example.

``` A (or 10 decimal)
+A
--
14 (This is not 14 decimal but (F x 1 and 4 = 20 decimal)
```

``` 10