# Why western protocols define infinity as a specific value in IEEE floating point?

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Western Education system is confused with the use of Infinity in Mathematics.

IEEE Standard 754 Floating Point Numbers is precise with infinity.

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"Infinity

The values +infinity and -infinity are denoted with an exponent of all 1s and a fraction of all 0s. The sign bit distinguishes between negative infinity and positive infinity. Being able to denote infinity as a specific value is useful because it allows operations to continue past overflow situations. Operations with infinite values are well defined in IEEE floating point. "

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/ind…

Western Education system is confused with the use of Infinity in Mathematics.

IEEE Standard 754 Floating Point Numbers is precise with infinity.

http://steve.hollasch.net/cgindex/coding…

"Infinity

The values +infinity and -infinity are denoted with an exponent of all 1s and a fraction of all 0s. The sign bit distinguishes between negative infinity and positive infinity. Being able to denote infinity as a specific value is useful because it allows operations to continue past overflow situations. Operations with infinite values are well defined in IEEE floating point. "

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@Al Bart,

It is certain stupidity, when the reader cannot see the big picture of this question.

How does western math education respond, when western protocols define infinity as a specific value, where the system found a considerable reason for existence to do it?

It is certain stupidity, when the reader cannot see the big picture of this question.

How does western math education respond, when western protocols define infinity as a specific value, where the system found a considerable reason for existence to do it?

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