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Binary Representation of Real Numbers

  • They are represented as a storage medium by their exponent and mantissa
  • For example the number 10.15 can be written as
    • 1015 x 102
  • 0.1015 is its mantissa and 2 is its exponent.
  • The machine consists of two parts
  • The first part is 10 bit mantissa and a 6 bit exponent.
  • It is expressed in excess 3 notations.
  • The following figure shows the representation of real numbers.

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