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the explanation given is 

I'm not able to get this concept.

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To solve this you need to remember few points which are set by IEEE standards for special values.

When E=0 and M=0 then it indicates the number is Zero.

When E=0 and M !=0, it's a denormalized no.

When E=255 and M=0, it means infinity

When E=255 and M !=0, it stands for Not a Number (NaN)

So basically when all bits are 1 in E then you know it's a special value.
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Thanks MiNiPanda,, this helps a lot.

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