- How do computers represent data?
- What is excess notation?
- Why do we use excess 3 code?
- How do computers represent negative numbers?
- What is IEEE floating point format?
- What is 2421 BCD code?
- How do I change my BCD code to excess 3?
- Why is there excess 127?
- Why is the exponent biased in IEEE representation?
- Is Gray code a BCD code?
- What is a sign number?
- Why is sign and magnitude not used?

## How do computers represent data?

Computers use binary – the digits 0 and 1 – to store data.

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It is represented by a 0 or a 1.

Binary numbers are made up of binary digits (bits), eg the binary number 1001.

The circuits in a computer’s processor are made up of billions of transistors..

## What is excess notation?

Excess notation is a form of representing signed numeric values. In excess notation, the first bit of the representation is fixed for the sign, where 1 represents positive numbers and 0 represents negative numbers. Typically, computers use 64 or 128 bit format, but here only 4-bit format is being used.

## Why do we use excess 3 code?

The primary advantage of excess-3 coding over non-biased coding is that a decimal number can be nines’ complemented (for subtraction) as easily as a binary number can be ones’ complemented: just by inverting all bits.

## How do computers represent negative numbers?

In computing, signed number representations are required to encode negative numbers in binary number systems. In mathematics, negative numbers in any base are represented by prefixing them with a minus sign (“−”). However, in computer hardware, numbers are represented only as sequences of bits, without extra symbols.

## What is IEEE floating point format?

The IEEE 754 standard for binary floating point arithmetic defines what is commonly referred to as “IEEE floating point”. MIMOSA utilizes the 32-bit IEEE floating point format: N = 1.F × 2E-127. where N = floating point number, F = fractional part in binary notation, E = exponent in bias 127 representation.

## What is 2421 BCD code?

The Aiken code (also known as 2421 code) is a complementary binary-coded decimal (BCD) code. A group of four bits is assigned to the decimal digits from 0 to 9 according to the following table.

## How do I change my BCD code to excess 3?

Excess-3 code can be derived from BCD code by adding 3 to each number. For example, Decimal number 12 is represented as 0001 0010 in BCD. If we add 3 that is to add 0011 0011 then the corresponding Excess-3 code is 0100 0101.

## Why is there excess 127?

The eight-bit exponent uses excess 127 notation. What this means is that the exponent is represented in the field by a number 127 greater than its value. Why? Because it lets us use an integer comparison to tell if one floating point number is larger than another, so long as both are the same sign.

## Why is the exponent biased in IEEE representation?

In IEEE 754 floating point numbers, the exponent is biased in the engineering sense of the word – the value stored is offset from the actual value by the exponent bias, also called a biased exponent.

## Is Gray code a BCD code?

Binary Coded Decimal (BCD) is a way to store the decimal numbers in binary form. … Since there are 10 different combinations of BCD, we need at least a 4-bit Gray Code to create sufficient number of these combinations.

## What is a sign number?

: one of a system of numbers represented by a sign + or − prefixed to a digit or other numeral such that the sum of two numbers with unlike signs and like numerical elements is 0.

## Why is sign and magnitude not used?

Signed magnitude has more disadvantages than it does advantages. ADVANTAGE of signed magnitude: You can determine whether a number is negative or non negative simply by testing the most significant bit. DISADVANTAGES of signed magnitude: One of the bit patterns is wasted. Addition doesn’t work the way we want it to.