Binary conversion..

This is a discussion on Binary conversion.. within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Dear All, i have doubt in floating point conversion to Binary...my problem is:- [code] 5.62------binary is------->00000101.101000 (weather i am right?) ...

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    Binary conversion..

    Dear All,
    i have doubt in floating point conversion to Binary...my problem is:-
    [code]
    5.62------binary is------->00000101.101000 (weather i am right?)
    00000101.101000>>8----> what is result?(right shift)
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    Firstly, code tags use a forward slash /
    Secondly, what's your question here? How floats are represented in binary? What happens when you right shift a float?
    Be a bit more specific about what you want to know.

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    5.62 is not representable in binary notation without using a repeating decimal (you have 5 and 5/8, or 5.625).

    If you're asking how that number is stored inside your computer, well, not like that (look up IEEE floating point if you really want to know).

    I know of no context when (floating point thing) >> 8 makes any sense whatsoever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shwetha_siddu View Post
    Dear All,
    i have doubt in floating point conversion to Binary...my problem is:-
    Code:
    5.62------binary is------->00000101.101000 (weather i am right?)
    That depends, what implementation are you using to store that number? There's more than one way to store a fractional number.

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