# How integers are stored in python

When looking at a hex representation of an integer in python, the following appears:

```
>>> hex(7651)
'0x1de3'
```

# How does this storage system work?

## 1. Convert the integer into its binary representation:

7651 = 0x1110111100011

## 2. Split the binary into 4-bit blocks:

1

1101

1110

0011

## 3. Convert each of these 4-bit blocks into hex:

1 = 1

1101 = 13 = d

1110 = 14 = e

0011 = 3

# Another example:

```
>>> hex(987654)
'0xf1206'
```

987654 = 0b 1111 0001 0010 0000 0110 = f 1 2 0 6