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What is Floating Point?
Published  07/9/2011 | Computer Encyclopedia Page 7 | Unrated
What is Floating Point?
This is a data type that contains floating decimal points. Thus 37.001 is a floating point number, as compared to integers, which do not have decimal places. When a calculation includes a number with decimal places, the computer treats it as a floating point number. Earlier computers used to have a separate processor to handle floating point calculations, but nowadays, this ability is integrated with the CPU.
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