Infinity or Exception in Java when divide by 0?
Consider the following code snippets:
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Exception in thread "main" java.lang.ArithmeticException: / by zero at Geeksforgeeks.main(Geeksforgeeks.java:8)
Explanation: In the first piece of code, a double value is being divided by 0 while in the other case an integer value is being divide by 0. However the solution for both of them differs.
- In case of double/float division, the output is Infinity, the basic reason behind that it implements the floating point arithmetic algorithm which specifies a special values like “Not a number” OR “infinity” for “divided by zero cases” as per IEEE 754 standards.
- In case of integer division, it throws ArithmeticException.
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