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Is it true that the exponent of an IEEE Floating point number is encoded in 2's complement representation?

Aug 31st, 2015

Hi there! Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

This is a slightly tricky question, but what happens in IEEE Floating point numbers, is that there is also a bias, to facilitate comparison, so the answer is No, not exactly. If 2's complement were used, it would be difficult to order and compare positive and negative exponents.

Please let me know if you need any clarification. Always glad to help!
Aug 31st, 2015

Thank you. Very appreciate.

Would you mind if I ask you more questions on this thread?

Here is my next ?, if you think you can help me more.

The 2's complement representation for -2 is 111111111110, if we have 12 bits available to represent signed integers. 

Is this true also? My guess is True because I think if I have 12 binary digit, I want to make sure that I must have 12 bits available to match. My concern to the question is that this has to be represent to signed integers Or 2 complement. Any explanation? I'm confusing.

Aug 31st, 2015

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Aug 31st, 2015

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Aug 31st, 2015

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