I am aware of two ways to convert hexadecimal values into decimal values. The first method is adding the multiples of the number, multiplied by exponents of 16. The second method is by first converting to binary and then to decimal.
I was wondering if there are other methods or short cuts that I am unaware of?
I am taking a computer networking course in college and have to convert hex/bin/dec values frequently (without the aid of a calculator), so I am trying to find the most efficient method.