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I know that is a "FLoating-point Operation" but,what exactly mean this!? Can anyone make me a mathematical example of a FLOP?

For example, is $\sqrt{2}$ a FLOP?

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    $\begingroup$ The Green Lantern movie was a FLOP. With a capital F. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila
    Commented Mar 18, 2013 at 20:48
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    $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila and a capital LOP it seems :) $\endgroup$
    – rschwieb
    Commented Mar 18, 2013 at 20:53

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No a floating point operation is an operation like $+$ $-$ $\cdot$ or $/$, where the numbers and the result are both floating point numbers.

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  • $\begingroup$ So, $\frac{1.5}{2.33}=0.644$ is a FLOP right? $\endgroup$
    – Aurelius
    Commented Mar 18, 2013 at 21:26
  • $\begingroup$ calculating it takes a flop yes $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 18, 2013 at 21:27
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    $\begingroup$ What do you mean with the words "it takes a flop"? $\endgroup$
    – Aurelius
    Commented Mar 18, 2013 at 21:36
  • $\begingroup$ as i know flop it is a measurement of the complexity, it is not a real calculation $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 18, 2013 at 21:39
  • $\begingroup$ Ahh, I have understand, one FLOP is a elementary operation, in the forms mentioned above, is correct? $\endgroup$
    – Aurelius
    Commented Mar 18, 2013 at 21:59
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Googling : How many FLOPs does a sqrt() take?

Here a few answers : *faq *flop counting

HTH

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