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hex to binary conversion understanding


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Leading zeros do not change the value of the number.  If you have 789 things, is 0000000000789 a different number?  No, it's not, the zeros do not change the number.  The hex value would be 0010 0011 0101, those are the three bytes, but if you put those together then you don't need the leading zeros.

Also, this only matters if you are treating this as an actual number.  Maybe those 2 leading zeros are part of the binary data, which means you would not remove them.  If you're going to convert it to a number though, then you don't need leading zeros.

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