# UUID Version 4: The Standard for Globally Unique Identifiers

UUID version 4 is generated using a random or pseudo-random number generator that produces a 128-bit value, which is then represented as a 32-digit hexadecimal string. Each digit of the string can have one of 16 possible values, ranging from 0 to 9 and a to f, which gives a total of 16^32 (or about 3.4 x 10^38) possible combinations. This means that the probability of generating the same UUID twice is extremely low.

`xxxxxxxx-xxxx-4xxx-yxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx`

Where:

- x: represents a hexadecimal digit (0-9, a-f)
- y: represents one of the values 8, 9, a, or b
- The first three groups (xxxxxxxx-xxxx-4xxx) are fixed and indicate that this is a version 4 UUID. The fourth group (yxxx) has a fixed first hexadecimal digit, but the second can be any of the values 8, 9, a, or b. The last group (xxxxxxxxxxxx) represents the randomly generated bits.

Here's an example of a UUID version 4:`d1c1f0de-96df-4f4a-9b4c-58d9c8fe68a7`

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