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CHAPTER 29 — Binary Fractions

Up until now all of the arithmetic we have done on the MIPS has been with integers, both signed (two's complement) and unsigned. This chapter starts the discussion of how floating point arithmetic is done on modern computers (including MIPS.)

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Is is possible to represent a negative integer with a positive number of bits?

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