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Interpreting Hex Codes

Those 6-characters mean something

It's *not *simple to understand hex color codes. Let's examine #FF5733 as an instance. To begin, split the six characters into three pieces, each with two characters. The first two pieces, as you know, represent red, the second two parts represent green, and the third two parts represent blue.
Take this example:

π₯ The red component, RR, has the value FF.

π© The green component, GG, is 57.

π¦ The blue component, BB, is 33.

To determine the intensity of these color segments, you must first compute the hexadecimal number using the following three moves:
1. *Multiply RR's first hexadecimal character by 16. Convert the character to the matching value if it is a letter. The initial character in this example is F, which equals 15. In this example, you're multiplying 15 by 16, which yields 240.*

2. *Then, add the second RR character. If necessary, convert a letter to its matching value. The second character in our case is F, which equals 15.*

3. *After that, sum the totals to produce a single value. If you add 240 and 15 from our example, you'll get 255 for the value of FF.*

Apply the same method for the next two parts, GG (57) and BB (33). If the manual calculations appear too difficult, you may always interpret a color using a hex to RGB conversion tool (such as BinaryHex Converter). You should discover that the hex code #FF5733 corresponds to RGB (255, 87, 51) .

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