IEEE 754 Notation

1. The Problem

It's really easy to write integers as binary numbers in 2's complement form. It's a lot more difficult to express floating point numbers in a form that a computer can understand. The biggest problem, of course, is keeping track of the decimal point.

There are lots of possible ways to write floating point numbers as strings of binary digits. Here are some things that the original designers might have had to consider when picking a solution.

Think for a moment about how you might attack this problem.

How did the IEEE ppl solve it? ->