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Q 29. What is the output
{
Float f1 = new Float("4.4e99f");
Float f2 = new Float("-4.4e99f");
Double d1 = new Double("4.4e99");
System.out.println(f1);
System.out.println(f2);
System.out.println(d1);
}
a) Runtime error
b) Infinity
-Infinity
4.4E99
c) Infinity
-Infinity
Infinity
d) 4.4E99
-4.4E99
4.4E99
Can anybody tell me how to compute it?
Thanks

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Can you tell the me the poddar's url, if it is not paid mock exam.

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the url is
you can also find it in javaranch mock exam list.

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b is correct. You shouldn't know by heart the exact value of Float.MAX_VALUE or Float.MIN_Value but the range for the exponent in base 10 for a float is easy to remember : -38 to 38
Also for a double: -308 to 308

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Float.MAX_VALUE==3.4028234663852886E38f
Float.MIN_VALUE==1.401298464324817E-45f
Double.MAX_VALUE==1.7976931348623157E308d
Double.MIN_VALUE==4.9E-324d

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The range for normalized floats is -38 to 38, and for normalized doubles -308 to 308. But Java floating-point representations apparently allow "denormals" as well, which accounts for the MIN_VALUEs given above.

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What is a Normal or Denormal Float?

 Consider Paul's rocket mass heater.