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# How many people can read hex if only you, me, and dead people can read hex?*

It’s often convenient, when working with computers, to represent numbers using base-16. This is a consequence of the fact that, at a fundamental level, digital computers work with binary, and 16 is a useful power of two that is close enough to our base-10 to facilitate comprehension and convenience to humans whilst being efficient and compacting long strings of zeroes and ones into more digestible nuggets.

 When writing hexadecimal numbers (Hex for short), after 0-9, we run out of Arabic numerals to represent the next six states. Common vernacular is to use the letters A-F for these numbers. As a bit of light hearted fun I searched through a dictionary looking for all the words I could find that you can spell using just the letters A-F. Here are all the words (with three of more letters) * answer: 57,007

WordDec
ABA2746
ACE2766
AFF2815
BAA2986
BED3053
BEE3054
CAB3243
CEE3310
DAB3499
DEB3563
DEE3566
EBB3771
EFF3839
FED4077
FEE4078

WordDec
ABBA43962
ABBE43966
ABED44013
ACED44269
BABA47802
BABE47806
BAFF47871
BEEF48879
CACA51914
CAFE51966
CAFF51967
CECA52938
CEDE52958
DACE56014
DAFF56063
DEAF57007
DEED57069
FACE64206
FEED65261

WordDec
ABACA703178
BAAED764653
BACCA765130
CAECA831178
CEDED847341
DECAF912559
EBBED965613
FACED1027309

WordDec
ACCEDE11325150
BACCAE12242094
BAFFED12255213
BEDDED12508653
BEEBEE12512238
BEEFED12513261
CABBED13286381
DABBED14334957
DAFFED14352365
DEEDED14609901
DEFACE14613198
EFFACE15727310