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the positive fractional part of the representation of a logarithm

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In IEEE754 a real number X has to be represented in 32 bits with a sign bit (s) followed by eight exponent bit (E) and twenty three mantissa (m) bits, and is given by,
Though three individual computations are employed, the most of the arithmetic complexity restrain within the mantissa operations.
to add the mantissa terms, but the addition have to be done in accordance with the sign and exponent bits.
Note that even though only 29 decimal digits of cos(100*Pi) are printed, the internal representation of its mantissa contains seven words: the precision has automatically been increased.
Shortening the mantissa is justified by the fact that there is no information available about the bits that would have followed.