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Which of the following cannot be normalized in floating point representation?

a 1

b 0

c Infinity

d b and c only

e. a,b and c
in CO and Architecture by Boss (32.3k points) | 166 views
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Option b

0 representation is denorm representation

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(A) 1 can normalized  in floating point representation.

Ex:- 1 = 1 *20

(B)zero is not directly representable in the straight format, due to the assumption of a leading 1 (we'd need to specify a true zero mantissa to yield a value of zero)

(C)∞ is not directly representable in the straight format, due to the assumption of a leading 1 (we'd need to specify a true zero mantissa to yield a value of zero)

Hence,Option(d)b and c only should be the correct choice.

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Like infinity, zero also has special representation in IEEE - both mantissa and exponent zero. But the question does not say "IEEE", simply saying normalized means both b and c should be the answer.
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Yes,Question doesn't say "IEEE".I Got my mistake.Thank You sir smiley

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