floating point binary

This is a discussion on floating point binary within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; can someone explain to me what floating point binary is all about with the sign bit, exponent and mantissa how ...

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    floating point binary

    can someone explain to me what floating point binary is all about
    with the sign bit, exponent and mantissa
    how that all works

    -thanks
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    Instead of asking us, read this three-part tutorial.

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    Another good place to start:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floating_point
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