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Java Operators

May 1st, 2019

Java Operators

Operators are symbols which are used to perform certain mathematical operations on the given operands (on the value of variables).
There are basically 3 types of operators in java :

• Unary Operator
• Binary Operator
• Ternary Operators

Unary Operator

When the operation of operator needs to be applied on single operand, is called Unary Operator.

 Operator Name Description ++ Increment Operator Increments the value of variable by 1. — Decrement Operator Decrements the value of variable by 1. ! Not Operator Inverts the result of given expression.
 Example Description x=a++; Stores the value of a in x then increments a by 1. x=a–; Stores the value of a in x then decrements a by 1. x=++a; Increments the value of a by 1 then stores the new value in x. x=–a; Decrements the value of a by 1 then stores the new value in x. boolean b; b=!(true); Now the value in b will be ‘false’.

Binary Operator:

When the operation of operator needs to be applied on two operands, is called Binary Operator.
The following are 5 categories of Binary Operators.

• Arithmetic Operators.
• Assignment Operators.
• Comparison Operators.
• Logical Operators.
• Bitwise Operators.

Arithmetic Operators :

Arithmetic operators are used to perform simple mathematical calculations with the values of variables.
Here, x=5; y=2;

 Operator Name Description Example Output + Addition Adds the values of given two variables x + y 7 – Subtraction Subtracts one value from another x – y 3 * Multiplication Multiplies two values x * y 10 / Division Divides one value from another x / y 2 % Modulus Returns the remainder of division x % y 1

Assignment Operators :

Assignment operators are used to assign value which is on the right side of the operator to the variable which is on the left side of the operator.
Here, v=10;

 Operator Example Meaning Output = v = 10 v = 10 10 += v += 4 v = v + 4 14 -= v -= 7 v = v – 7 3 *= v *= 4 v = v * 4 40 /= v /= 5 v = v / 5 2 %= v %= 6 v = v % 6 4 &= v &= 2 v = v & 2 (Bitwise AND) 2 |= v |= 3 v = v | 3 (Bitwise Inclusive OR) 11 ^= v ^= 3 v = v ^ 3 (Bitwise Exclusive OR) 9 >>= v >>= 3 v = v >> 3 (Right Shift) 1 <<= v <<= 3 v = v << 3 (Left Shift) 80

Comparison Operators :

These operators are used to compare between two values.
Here, x=5; y=2;

 Operator Name Example Output == Equal to x == y false != Not equal x != y true > Greater than x > y true < Less than x < y false >= Greater than or equal to x >= y true <= Less than or equal to x <= y false

Logical Operators :

These operators are used to apply logical operations on the values of variables.

 Operator Name Description Example Output && Logical AND Returns true only if both the expressions are true. x>3&&x<10 true || Logical OR Returns true even if anyone or both the expressions are true. x>3||x<4 true ! Logical NOT Reverses the result of expression. i.e, returns false if the result is true and vice-versa. !(x>3&&x<10) false

Ternary Operators(? 🙂 :

When the operation of operator needs to be applied on three operands, is called Ternary Operator. It works like an if-else statement. This operator is applied to a binary condition, based on which the result is executed.

Syntax:
 answer = BinaryCondition ? Statement_If_True : Statement_If_False ; int a=10; int b = 5; String ans = (a>b)? “a is greater” : “b is greater”; System.out.println (“The answer = “+ans);
Output:
 The answer = a is greater
Here, the ‘Statement_If_True’ and ‘Statement_If_False’ can be variables, values, strings or again an expression.