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This question is mostly in regards to This challenge and the comments

My planned answer for a microcontroller language could do one of two things: make a general process to handle any input but will very definitely output incorrectly for inputs above a certain threshhold (max output is 255 / FF).

Or it could "abuse" the fact that for this question I may only need to support a few possible inputs as the rest will fail - making my code less general but shorter, however this does feel like cheating so wish to clarify if this would be allowed first

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