## Currently, most manufacturers adopt IEEE standard:

*s*= 1st bit- Next 8 bits are e
- Last 23 bits are M, expressed as a binary fraction, either 1.F, or, if e=0, 0.F, where F is in base 2.

## Largest single-precision float fmax = 2127 1038.

## Smallest (and least precise!) fmin = 2-149 10-45.