# Number

Numbers are a way to represent any ordinal limited by your computer's memory.

Cheddar's numbers support

**decimals**,**separators**,**bases**, and**implicit promotion**.The most basic form of a number in Cheddar are integers and decimals. Cheddar wraps both of these in a "Number" type. You can write numbers as you would in most languages:

1

123

123.456

.123

0.1

1.0

Often in programs you deal with large numbers. Numbers are often written with commas to distinguish the sections of the number. Cheddar provides a simple

**syntax for number separators**,`_`

. 123_456 // Same as 123456

1_2_3_4 // Same as 1234

1__2345 // same as 12345

As you can see, Cheddar does not enforce where you place your number separators.

You can type

**binary**,**octal**, and**hexadecimal**literals in Cheddar: 0b1010 // *b*inary

0xFF // He*x*adecimal

0o0222 // *o*ctal

What's the zero at the beginning? That specified the amount of

**zeros to append**to the integer section of the number. For example: 2b1 // equal to 0b100

1xF // equal to 0xF0

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