Unformatted text preview: of 16 values on the left corresponds to numbers written in binary scienti±c notation with a multiplier of 2-3 . The next group of 16 numbers to the right are spaced twice as far apart and corresponds to numbers written in binary scienti±c notation with a multiplier of 2-2 . Without denormalization, the gap between + . and the smallest positive value is ex-cessive compared to the gaps in the smallest sequence. Denormalization makes the gap between successive values for the ±rst sequence equal to the gap between successive val-ues for the second sequence. It spreads these values out evenly as they approach + . from the right. On the left half of the number line, not shown in the ±gure, the largest negative values are spread out evenly as they approach-. from the left. . . . . . . 1...
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