# Doubt in definition of Float

Can anyone tell the meaning of the bold portion?

Float: It is used to store decimal numbers (numbers with floating point value) with single precision.

• Any decent textbook on C (and even related languages) covers this. – dkaeae Mar 14 at 7:58
• Also, if you are quoting something in a question, please at least surround it with quotation marks. It took me a minute to make sense of what you were really asking. – dkaeae Mar 14 at 8:00

$$(-1)^\mathit{sign} \times 2^\mathit{exponent} \times (1.\mathit{mantissa})$$