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Visual C#® 2012: How to Program, Fifth Edition by Harvey Deitel, Paul Deitel

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• This appendix is based on information from Sections 4.1.4–4.1.8 of Microsoft’s version of the C# Language Specification and Sections 11.1.4–11.1.8 of the ECMA-334 (the ECMA version of the C# Language Specification). These documents are available from the following websites:

msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vcsharp/aa336809.aspx www.ecma-international.org/publications/standards/Ecma-334.htm

• Values of type float have seven digits of precision.

• Values of type double have 15–16 digits of precision.

• Values of type decimal are represented as integer values that are scaled by a power of 10. Values between –1.0 and 1.0 are represented exactly to 28 digits.

• For more information on IEEE ...

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