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FIXED POINT NOTATION
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fixed point notation
is tile toiiii ot iiotatioil in wliicii nurnbers are expressed by a set of` digits with
the decinial point in its correct position (e.g. 142.687). During operations in
tile coiiiptiter the positioii of the decinial poiiii is generally maintained by the
program or programmer. The magnitude of fixedpoint numbers is limited by
the constrtiction of the comptiter. btit operations are generally very fast and
preferred for most commercial data processing work.

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