The mantissa is the number itself. It is raised to the 10^(exponent) power. The sign determines whether the number is positive or negative.
Advantages and Disadvantages with Fixed Datatype
Float has a significantly larger range of numbers than fixed. (123450000000 and 0.00012345 take up the same space)
It is an important metric in measuring computational power (in FLOPS)
Float takes up slightly larger space than Fixed to excersise its full potential
Possibility of low-precision rounding
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