Homework 2 Solution

However since the wording of the assignment could be

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Unformatted text preview: rs. However, since the wording of the assignment could be interpreted two ways, we also accepted solutions wherein the student formulated two separate algorithms (one for subtraction and one for division). This solution shows how to implement one algorithm that accomplishes both. First, let’s look at the steps necessary to complete each of the operations separately: Subtraction: • Set result’s exponent equal to larger exponent • Shift mantissa of smaller number as needed so that exponents are the same • Subtract mantissas • Normalize resulting mantissa as...
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