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## Normalized Floating Point Number |

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A -digit floating point number with base ,

consists of a sign , a mantissa with , and an exponent with .

The smallest and largest positive floating point numbers are

In particular, 0 does not have a floating point representation.

Besides the standard decimal representation (), dual () and hexadecimal () floating point numbers are frequently used.

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