IEEE Standard


Current and adopted by all general-purpose computers. Real numbers are represented using fixed-length binary numbers, in a floating-point format. The value of a floating-point number


  V = (-1)s´ 1. f ´2eb


  where: s = a sign bit, 0 = positive, 1 = negative

                e = exponent in excess b

                f = fractional mantissa

The sign-and-magnitude method is used to represent the sign of a real number (decided by the


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