I have been thinking for a while as to how the 6 digit system for the hexidecimal works. I dont get how it is that one can get 256 colors from merely 6 digits. If i take a calculator, and i multiply 6 times 16, i get only 96 different potential variations, so how can that be the same as 256? I know theres0through9, and from there, its likeAthroughFfor anything higher than 9. Thus, i know that#000000is like pure for pure black. For white, its#ffffff. But i do not get from this, how it is that it can be256colors.

Can anyone lend a hand, or an explanation?