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# Maths (Arithmetic): MultiplyBy1Point5

Name: MultiplyBy1Point5 Type: Subroutine Category: Maths (Arithmetic) Summary: Multiply a 16-bit signed number by 1.5
Context: See this subroutine in context in the source code References: This subroutine is called as follows:

Calculate the following: (A T) = (U T) * 1.5
Arguments: (U T) A 16-bit signed number
.MultiplyBy1Point5 LDA U \ Set A = U, the high byte of (U T) CLC \ Clear the C flag, to use when A is positive BPL mulh1 \ If A is positive, jump to mulh1 to skip the following \ instruction SEC \ Set the C flag, to use when A is negative .mulh1 \ By this point, the C flag contains the sign bit of A \ (set if negative, clear if positive) ROR A \ Shift A to the right, inserting the C flag into bit 7 \ to retain the correct sign PHA \ Store the result on the stack, so the stack contains \ the top byte of (U T), shifted right by one place LDA T \ Set A = T, the low byte of (U T) ROR A \ Shift A to the right, so the stack and A contain the \ high and low bytes of (U T) >> 1, so if S is the value \ on top of the stack, we have: \ \ (S A) = (U T) >> 1 CLC \ Set (A T) = (S A) + (U T) ADC T \ = (U T) >> 1 + (U T) STA T \ = (U T) * 1.5 \ \ starting with the low bytes PLA \ And then the high bytes ADC U RTS \ Return from the subroutine