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Fixed-point numbers are a fixed precision representation of real numbers in computing, ideal for efficient decimal calculations without the overhead of floating-point operations. Use this tag for questions about fixed-point numbers.

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How could fixed-point be implemented?

Fixed point is essentially storing a number of units of a certain size instead of storing a significand and an exponent. However, if the units could be of any size, how big would the fixed-point units ...
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What are the pros and cons of fixed-point arithmetics vs floating-point arithmetics?

From Wikipedia: In computing, fixed-point is a method of representing fractional (non-integer) numbers by storing a fixed number of digits of their fractional part. ... More generally, the term may ...
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