# Finding the mantissa from binary with floating point numbers?

Here is the example problem slide I am working with:

I understand how to get the exponent, its just 2+128=130-127=3

I understand the first bit is the sign bit for positive or negative.

I just get lost with the mantissa. I know each mantissa has to have a 1 before the decimal, but I'm unsure where the .75 came from. 1100000000000000000000 isn't 75 in decimal I mean right?

How do I calculate the mantissa with floating point numbers in binary?

The number after "." is calculated by $$\frac1{2^n}$$ instead of $$2^n$$ So $$1.11 = 2^0 + (1/2^1) + (1/2^2)$$ $$= 1 + 0.5 + 0.25$$ $$=1.75$$
So, for example, if you wanted to convert the number 1010.1 to decimal, you would do: $1(2^3) + 0(2^2) + 1(2^1) + 0(2^0) + 1(2^{-1}) = 8 + 2 + 1/2 = 10.5$