**In this chapter you will learn:**

*What is bitwise operator?**How bitwise operator works?**Programming example of bitwise operator*

**What is bitwise operator?**

AND (&), EXCLUSIVE OR (^), INCLUSIVE OR (|) are called a bitwise operator. Bitwise operator is less commonly used in java programming so you need not to dive deeply in bitwise operator. Bitwise operator is just exists in Java but not in use.

Here, we are taking 2 values and their binary value:

**Value 1:** 45

Binary value of 45 is : **0010 1101**

**Value 2:** 55

Binary Value of 55 is : **0011 0111**

**Bitwise And (&) Operator**

Bitwise And operator compares each bit of both value respectively and set 1 if both value is 1 otherwise set 0 if one of them is 0.

**For example:**

num3 = num1 & num2;

Let’s understand it as follow:

Num1 = 0010 1101

Num2 = 0011 0111

————————————-

Num3 = 0010 0101

So the num3 holds the value **37** which is equivalent to binary number **0010 0101**

**Bitwise EXCLUSIVE OR (^) or XOR**

Bitwise exclusive OR (^) operator compares each bit of both value respectively and set 1 if one of them is 1 and other one is 0.

**Example**

num3 = num1 ^ num2;

Let’s understand it as follow:

Num1= 0010 1101

Num2= 0011 0111

————————————-

Num3= 0001 1010

So, the **num3** holds the value **26** which is equivalent to binary number **0001 1010**

**Bitwise Inclusive OR (|)**

Bitwise inclusive OR (|) operator compares each bit of both operands and set 1 if one of them is 1.

**Example**

num3 = num1 | num2;

Let’s understand it as follow:

Num1= 0010 1101

Num2= 0011 0111

————————————-

Num3= 0011 1111

So, the num3 holds the value **63** which is equivalent to binary number **0011 1111**

**Programming Example of bit operator in Java**

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 | class BitwiseOperator { public static void main(String[] args) { int num1, num2, num3; num1 = 45; num2 = 55; //Using Bitwise AND(&) Operator num3 = num1 & num2; System.out.println("Result of num1 & num2 is "+num3); //Using Bitwise Exclusive OR(^) Operator num3 = num1 ^ num2; System.out.println("Result of num1 ^ num2 is "+num3); //Using Bitwise Inclusive OR(|) Operator num3 = num1 | num2; System.out.println("Result of num1 | num2 is "+num3); } } |

**Output**

D:\JavaProgram>javac BitwiseOperator.java

D:\JavaProgram>java BitwiseOperator

Result of num1 & num2 is 37

Result of num1 ^ num2 is 26

Result of num1 | num2 is 63

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