(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

This is the number given to convert to binary: -0.46875. I need to find the biased exponent and the normalized mantissa in binary.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I am not a computer sci major, but have to take for my electrical engineering degree, and this is harder to me than physics and calc 2. Anyway...

Sign bit is 1 since it's negative, that much I know.

But from here out I'm wrong or lost.

No whole number so no way to find exponent?

.46875 = 01111000 in 8bit

no exponent because no whole number so I just use 127=01111111 in 8bit?

and then.......

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