@ michinyon,

You are correct, I did not research this as much as I needed to obviously, I did however do some research on the IEEE 754 format, with his led me to several pages on how to do the math conversions, the same ones you have provided.

Last night I did eventually find that Arduino uses the IEEE 754, my bad.

I want to thank you for all of the help you have provided I spite of my ignorance.