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I have a test tomorrow about some few things I just can't quite understand/grasp to well. I forgot to ask these questions in class which is something unintelligent to do.


If the computer uses 8 bits to represent a real number, assume the radix point is always between the 3rd and 4th position.


What is the range of values that can be stored?


How many decimal positions are available?

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I have a test tomorrow about some few things I just can't quite understand/grasp to well. I forgot to ask these questions in class which is something unintelligent to do.


If the computer uses 8 bits to represent a real number, assume the radix point is always between the 3rd and 4th position.


What is the range of values that can be stored?


How many decimal positions are available?

I believe I found my answer
(1) The range would be eight bits 11111.111 and 01111.111
1+2+4+8 =-15.875 to 15.875

(2) 3

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