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Majji #Q.28

Punitha krishna

Joined: Nov 22, 2000
Posts: 16
1: public void check()
2: {
3: System.out.println(Math.min(-0.0,+0.0));
4: System.out.println(Math.max(-0.0,+0.0));
5: System.out.println(Math.min(-0.0,+0.0) == Math.max(0.0,+0.0));
6: }

A) prints -0.0, +0.0 and false.
B) prints -0.0, +0.0 and true.
C) prints 0.0, 0.0 and false.
D) prints 0.0, 0.0 and true.
The correct answer is A.
How come System.out.println(Math.min(-0.0,+0.0) == Math.max(0.0,+0.0)) is true. I thought it is false because Math.min(-0.0,+0.0) is -0.0 and Math.max(0.0,+0.0)) is 0.0.
Thanx in adv
Anbooo Sanygao
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Joined: Oct 04, 2000
Posts: 45
hope the following Notes from JLS makes it clear
4.2.3 Floating-Point Types and Values

Positive zero and negative zero compare equal; thus the result of the expression 0.0==-0.0 is true and the result of 0.0>-0.0 is false. But other operations can distinguish positive and negative zero; for example, 1.0/0.0 has the value positive infinity, while the value of 1.0/-0.0 is negative infinity. The operations Math.min and Math.max also distinguish positive zero and negative zero.
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