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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Which of the following operations does an ALU typically not perform?

Which of the following operations does an ALU typically not perform?

  • Addition
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Subtraction 

 Which of the following operations does an ALU typically not perform?

EXPLANATION

ALUs are designed to perform integercalculations. Therefore, besides adding and subtracting numbers, ALUs often handle the multiplication of two integers, since the result is also an integer. However, ALUs typically do not perform division operations, since the result may be a fraction, or a "floating point" number. Instead, division operations are usually handled by the floating-point unit (FPU), which also performs other non-integer calculations.

SOURCE

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