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arithmetic exception

ronak mehta

Joined: Aug 14, 2001
Posts: 23
1) ArithmeticException will occur after execution of the following code
int i = 10;
float f = 0.0;
double d = i/f;

this is the answer and i can't understand it .i think that float f is 0 so divide by zero give arithmetic exception. may be this answer is becoz it give runtime error not exception am i right?
ronak please help.
Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9059
integers give an ArithmeticException when division by zero occurs. A float divided by zero will give positive infinity, negative infinity or NaN.

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Cindy Glass
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
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In theory 0.0f is a rounding of some number with a zillion decimal places but that is not necessarily zero. Therefore the division is legal, just results in a VERY SMALL or VERY LARGE numbers. That is why the answer comes back as POSITIVE_INFINITY.

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