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# Double Puzzle!

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hi all..
could u pls tell me how does the following code work??
double c = Math.floor(Double.MIN_VALUE); //gives a result of 0.0

double c = Math.ceil(Double.MIN_VALUE); //gives a result of 1.0

thanx..

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Hima

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Hi Hima.Double.MIN_VALUE will give the smallest number in double precision greater than 0.Hence floor(Double.MIN_VALUE) will return,as a double,the nearest integer value to Double.MIN_VALE,which is 0.0.
Same explanation can be extended for ciel(Double.MIN_VALUE).
I hope that helps.

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Udayan Naik
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform

Hima Mangal
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hi Udayan..
thanx for the reply.. but i still don't understand the logic behind it.. could u pls elaborate or maybe lead me to some article that explains it?
thanx again..
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Hima

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