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# Number.toString Redirect 1

## Summary

The `toString()` method returns a string representing the specified Number object.

## Syntax

``numObj.toString(radix)``

### Parameter

An integer between 2 and 36 specifying the base to use for representing numeric values.

### Throws

`RangeError`

If `toString()` is given a radix not between 2 and 36, a `RangeError` is thrown.

## Description

The `Number` object overrides the `toString()` method of the `Object`` `object; it does not inherit `Object.prototype.toString()`. For `Number` objects, the `toString()` method returns a string representation of the object in the specified radix.

The `toString()` method parses its first argument, and attempts to return a string representation in the specified radix (base). For radixes above 10, the letters of the alphabet indicate numerals greater than 9. For example, for hexadecimal numbers (base 16), `a` through `f` are used.

If the radix is not specified, the preferred radix is assumed to be 10.

If the `number` is negative, the sign is preserved. Especially if the radix is 2, it's returning the binary (zeros and ones) of the `number` preceeded by a `-` sign but the two's complement.

## Examples

```var count = 10;

print( count.toString() );   // displays "10"
print( (17).toString() );    // displays "17"

var x = 6;

print( x.toString(2) );      // displays "110"
print( (254).toString(16) ); // displays "fe"

print( (-10).toString(2) );  // displays "-1010"
print( (-0xff).toString(2) );// displays "-11111111"
```

## Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 1st Edition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.1 Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript Language Specification 5.1th Edition (ECMA-262) Standard
ECMAScript Language Specification 6th Edition (ECMA-262) Draft

## Browser compatibility

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Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
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