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NIMCET 2018 Official Paper

Option 4 : 8, 23

NIMCET 2020 Official Paper

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The correct answer is **8,23.**

__Key Points__

- According to IEEE 754 Standards, IEEE 754 has 3 basic components
**The Sign of Mantissa**–- This is as simple as the name. 0 represents a positive number while 1 represents a negative number.

**The Biased exponent**–- The exponent field needs to represent both positive and negative exponents. A bias is added to the actual exponent in order to get the stored exponent.

**The Normalised Mantissa**–- The mantissa is part of a number in scientific notation or a floating-point number, consisting of its significant digits. Here we have only 2 digits, i.e. O and 1. So a normalized mantissa is one with only one 1 to the left of the decimal.

**For a single-precision IEEE 754 floating-point Standard**- The sign is of 1 bit.
- Exponent is of 8 bits
- The mantissa is of 23 bits.
- That total combines into 32-bits.