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BIN2HEX: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use BIN2HEX in Excel?

The BIN2HEX function in Excel takes a binary number and converts it to a hexadecimal number. The syntax for the function is BIN2HEX(number), where number is the binary number that you want to convert. The function will return a hexadecimal number that is the equivalent of the binary number that you entered.

What is the syntax of BIN2HEX in Excel?

The syntax of BIN2HEX in Excel is as follows:

=BIN2HEX(number)

This function converts a number expressed in binary to hexadecimal.

What is an example of how to use BIN2HEX in Excel?

An example of how to use the BIN2HEX function in Excel would be to take the hexadecimal value of a color code and convert it to a decimal value. This could then be used in a formula to change the color of a cell. The BIN2HEX function takes two arguments: the value to be converted and the number of characters to convert. In the example below, the hex value of the color green is converted to a decimal value of 173.

=BIN2HEX("F0",2)

The result of the formula is 173.

When should you not use BIN2HEX in Excel?

There are a few occasions when you should not use BIN2HEX in Excel. One example is when you are working with text values. If you convert a text value to hex, it will return as a string of hexadecimal digits, which cannot be interpreted by Excel. Additionally, BIN2HEX is not compatible with the Microsoft Excel 64-bit edition.

What are some similar formulae to BIN2HEX in Excel?

There are a few formulae that are similar to BIN2HEX in Excel. One is the CONVERT function. This function takes a number and converts it to a text string with the given format. The format can be specified as "HEX", in which case the number is converted to hexadecimal, or "OCT", in which case the number is converted to octal. Another similar function is the CODE function. This function takes a number and converts it to a text string with the given encoding. The encoding can be specified as "HEX", "OCT", "DEC", "BIN", or "ASC". Finally, the HEX2BIN function converts a hexadecimal text string to a binary number.

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