# What does floating point division by zero mean?

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## What does floating point division by zero mean?

Floating point error means that there is a division by a zero value in your code. It can be a variable, input, or a function in use that returns zero value. You need to identify this variable/input/function and make sure that the returned value is not zero.

## How can we avoid floating division by zero?

avoiding zero float division in loops – python

1. You set ‘q’ to zero and after first random less or equal 0.5 you have division by zero – simple. – Artur.
2. hey guys thanks for the help, what i figured out is that replacing y = p/q with y = p/(q+0.000001) solves the issue. Although it feels a bit like cheating, but it works!

What is a floating point division?

If one or two sides has a floating point number, then it means floating point division. The result of integer division is always an integer. Integer division determines how many times one integer goes into another. Integer operations and floating point operations are both very common in programs.

### What happens if you divide a nonzero floating point number by zero?

Dividing a floating-point value by zero doesn’t throw an exception; it results in positive infinity, negative infinity, or not a number (NaN), according to the rules of IEEE 754 arithmetic.

### How do you deal with division by zero?

You can use this function to handle a potential division by zero by wrapping the denominator in a call to NULLIF . In our example if the difference between income and expenses is zero, this value will be changed to NULL, and the denominator in the division will be NULL, not zero.

Is division by zero a logical error?

Definition. Division by zero is a logic software bug that in most cases causes a run-time error when a number is divided by zero.

#### How is floating point calculated?

The decimal equivalent of a floating point number can be calculated using the following formula: Number = ( − 1 ) s 2 e − 127 1 ⋅ f , where s = 0 for positive numbers, 1 for negative numbers, e = exponent ( between 0 and 255 ) , and f = mantissa .

#### Can you do 0 divided by 9?

The answer to this question is that there is no answer. By this we simply mean that there is no number which, when multiplied by 0, gives you 9. Mathematicians say that “division by 0 is undefined”, meaning there is no way to define an answer to the question in any reasonable or consistent manner.