Internal Representation Of Numerical Types
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Integers
Integer values have the following internal representation in the architecture of the Intel Pentium family of microprocessors:
Floatingpoint types
Floatingpoint values have the following internal representation in the architecture of the Intel Pentium family of microprocessors:
Here we use the following terms:
s 
Sign bit (0 = positive, 1 = negative) 
i 
Position of implicit binary point 
1 
Integer bit of significance. It is stored explicitly in long double and it is used implicitly in float and double 
Biased exponent 
