A method or operator returns NaN when the result of an operation is undefined. For example, the result of dividing zero by zero is NaN, as the following example shows. (But note that dividing a non-zero number by zero returns either PositiveInfinity or NegativeInfinity, depending on the sign of the divisor.)
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Use the IsNaN method to determine whether a value is not a number. In general, Single operators cannot be used to compare Single::NaN with other Single values, although comparison methods (such as Equals and CompareTo) can. The following example illustrates the difference in behavior between Single comparison operators and methods.
Single zero = 0;
// This condition will return false.if ( (0 / zero) == Single::NaN )
Console::WriteLine( "0 / 0 can be tested with Single::NaN." );
Console::WriteLine( "0 / 0 cannot be tested with Single::NaN; use Single::IsNan() instead." );
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