- procedure using fraction significands
*sign, fraction and exponent:*

`(-0.9325 ) (-0.1002 ) +9.306387`

*normalize and round:*

`+0.9306387 +0.00005 +0.9306`

- sign, exponent and significand operations can be done separately
- at most one shift is necessary to normalize the result significand

- sign, exponent and significand operations can be done separately