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Truncation Properties

When the length of a bit vector is changed the value represented by the new vector can be related to the value represented by the original vector. While additional relationships can be derived, we will need only those that preserve the interpretation of the vectors. These follow directly from the definitions above:

gather132

For signed data

displaymath753

since

displaymath754



Stephen W. Nuchia
Mon Dec 11 17:02:42 CST 2000