Negative int's in Hex?

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    Negative int's in Hex?

    If the range of an int is -32768 to 32767, then what is this range in hex? Is it possible to represent negative values in hex?

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    According to printf()'s %x conversion you can't. This is what I get:

    -32768 = 8000
    32767 = 7fff

    I think the way it represents negative numbers also has to do with whether the system you're on uses two's complement, one's complement, or sign magnitude to indicate negative values.
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    hello, internet!

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    Oh, very helpful (re: compliments) - thanks!

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