**The formula** for Maple's floating point number representation
is

m x 10^ewhere m is between [1...10) and e is between minexp and maxexp. m is the mantissa size (the number of digits in the mantissa). 1 is always included in the mantissa, and 10 never is. minexp is the minimum exponent and maxexp is the maximum exponent.

**First you'll** want to bring up the applet by clicking on
the button
below.