Please bear with me as I am extremely new to this. I am doing homework on Java Primitive Data Types and Base Conversion. The question is:
1. Write the following numbers as Java floats, convert the Java word to hexadecimala. 176.2058
I've been searching for hours on how to have this dumbed down for me and everything I read makes it terribly confusing. I understand converting binaries to hexadecimal but I can't, for the life of me, seem to understand how to write the numbers as Java floats. The whole 'excess-27' thing is throwing me completely off and I don't even know how to approach this anymore. Please, if someone could explain this to me in the dumbest way possible (I'm serious, like you're explaining it to your mom or even your grandmother), I would oh-so greatly appreciate it. I'm not looking for a response that just has the answer. I honestly want and need to know how to do this. Thank you!