The integer n = 3,510,593 has hexadecimal representation 0x00359141 (check this with your d2h program), while the double precision, floating-point number 3510593.0 has hexadecimal representation 0x414ac8a080000000. Derive this floating-point representation and explain the correlation between the bits of the integer and floating-point representations.
Here is a recommended procedure:
1. Write the binary representation of n. (Do you want to start from decimal 3510593 or hexadecimal 359141?)
2. Insert a decimal (binary) point, and write n as 1.xxx ... x ´ 2^{E}
3. Write (E + BIAS) in binary. (What is BIAS for a double?)
4. Assemble the floating point representation of (double)n from the data you have collected. How long is the longest run of matching bits in your answers to steps 1 and 4?
Longest match is _______ bits.
More information about floating-point formats can be found in Section 2.4.2 of the text and the handout binfloat.pdf in the Piazza "General Resources" section.