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bitwise operators in c

Bitwise operators in c programming language: In this tutorial i am going to discuss bitwise operators with example c code. As you may know data is stored in memory in the form of bits and a bit is the unit of memory which can be either zero(0) or one(1). We will perform operations on individual bits.

C programming code

#include <stdio.h>
 
main()
{
   int x = 7, y = 9, and, or, xor, right_shift, left_shift;
 
   and = x & y;
   or  = x | y;
   xor = x ^ y;
   left_shift = x << 1;
   right_shift = y >> 1;
 
   printf("%d AND %d = %d\n", x, y, and);
   printf("%d OR  %d = %d\n", x, y, or);
   printf("%d XOR %d = %d\n", x, y, xor);
   printf("Left shifting %d by 1 bit = %d\n", x, left_shift);
   printf("Right shifting %d by 1 bit = %d\n", y, right_shift);
 
   return 0;
}

Left shift operator example program

#include <stdio.h>
 
main()
{
   int n = 1, c, power;
 
   for ( c = 1 ; c <= 10 ; c++ )
   {   
      power = n << c;
      printf("2 raise to the power %d = %d\n", c, power);
   }
 
   return 0;
}