C – Floating Point Constant 2017-08-05T14:24:23+00:00

Floating Point Constants :

A floating point constant is a base-10 number that contains either a decimal point or an exponent or both. A floating point constant can be written in two forms: Factorial form or Exponential form. A floating-point constant in a fractional form must have at least one digit each to the left and right of the decimal point. A floating-point in exponent form consists of a mantissa and an exponent. The mantissa itself is represented as a decimal integer constant or a decimal floating-point constant in fractional form. The letter E or e and the exponent follow the mantissa. The exponent must be a decimal integer. The actual number of digits in the mantissa and the exponent depends on the computer being used.

The following are valid floating-point constants.</1.0             0.1           2E-4    -0.1555e-4

The following floating-point constants are written incorrectly for the reasons stated.written incorrectly for the reasons stated.

1                       No decimal point or exponent.
2,00.8                  Illegal character (,).
2                        E+10.20 Exponent must be an integer.
3                        E10 Illegal character (space).



Value of a = 2.000000e-04


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