Hi how is this mantissa represented in IEEE754? In what format is it? What does the integer bit mean? I understand the quirks with the exponents but the others are not so clear, anyone can help me clarify this?

Lets take a look at one format (single prec)

f=mantissa
1.f x 2.0^(e-127)

now lets say we wanted to put 0.75 in floating point, how would we encode that?

Also lets say we wanted to multiply two values, so all we have to do is add the exponents and multiply the mantissas in this case or what?
Posted on 2005-08-11 21:05:52 by x86asm
Have you had a look at that section yet?

http://www.ray.masmcode.com/tutorial/fpuchap2.htm#floats

Raymond
Posted on 2005-08-12 09:36:30 by Raymond