Java operator

Operators are symbols which is use to perform some specific operations. Java has rich set of operators. Java operator are divided into the following four groups:

  1. Arithmetic operator
  2. Bitwise operator
  3. Relational operator
  4. Logical operator

It is used to perform mathematical operations on numbers.The following table lists the arithmetic operators. Here variables M and N are defined as integer type of variables which holds integer value.
int M=100, N=50;

Operator meaning description example result
+ Addition Adds numbers or variables or both M+N 150
- Subtraction subtract numbers or variables or both M-N 50
* Multiplication Multiply numbers or variables or both M*N 5000
/ Division Divides numbers or variables or both and returns quotient of division M/N 2
% Modulus modulus division of numbers or variables or both and returns remainder of division M%N 0
++ Increment Increments value of variable by 1 ++M M=101
- - Decrements Decrements value of variable by 1 --M M=99
+= Addition assignment Adds left hand side variable with right hand side variable and stores result in left hand side variable. Its is equivalent to M=M+N M+=N M=150;
-= Substraction assignment Substracts right hand side variable from left side variable and stores result in left hand side variable. Its is equivalent to M=M-N M-=N M=50;
*= Multiplication assignment Multiplies left hand side variable with right hand side variable and stores result in left hand side variable. Its is equivalent to M=M*N M*=N M=5000;
/= Division assignment Divides left hand side variable with right hand side variable and stores quotient of division in left hand side variable. Its is equivalent to M=M/N M/=N M=2;
%= Modulus assignment Divides left hand side variable with right hand side variable and stores remainder of division in left hand side variable. Its is equivalent to M=M%N M%=N M=0;




Bitwise operator use to perform operation on one or more bits of operands.Operand is one on which we perform operation.Here variables M and N are defined as integer type of variables which holds integer value.
int M=100, N=50;

binary value of M=100 is 1100100
binary value of N= 50 is  0110010

Operator meaning description example result
~ Bitwise NOT Performs one's complement operation ~M 1100100 (M)
0011011(~M)
& Bitwise AND Performs bitwise AND i.e bit by bit binary multiplication between
two variables or numbers or both
M & N 1100100(M)
0110010(N)
0100000(&)
| Bitwise OR Performs bitwise OR between two variables or numbers or both M | N 1100100(M)
0110010(N)
1110110(|)
^ Bitwise EX-OR Performs bitwise EX-OR between two variables or numbers or both M ^ N 1100100(M)
0110010(N)
1010110(^)
>> Right shift The right shift operator, >> , shifts all of the bits in a value to the right a specified number of times.
Syntax: value >> shift number
M>>1 1100100 ( M )
0110010(M>>1)
<< Left shift The left shift operator, << , shifts all of the bits in a value to the left a specified number of times.
Syntax: value << shift number
M<<1 01100100 ( M )
11001000(M<<1)
&= Bitwise AND assignment Performs bitwise AND left hand side variable and right hand side variable and assigns result to left hand side variable
M&=N is equvivalent to M=M&N;
M&=N 1100100(M)
0110010(N)
0100000(&)
|= Bitwise OR assignment Performs bitwise OR left hand side variable and right hand side variable and assigns result to left hand side variable
M|=N is equvivalent to M=M|N;
M|=N 1100100(M)
0110010(N)
1110110(|)
^= Bitwise EX-OR assignment Performs bitwise EX-OR left hand side variable and right hand side variable and assigns result to left hand side variable
M^=N is equvivalent to M=M^N;
M^=N 1100100(M)
0110010(N)
1010110(^)
<<= Left shift assignment The left shift operator, << , shifts all of the bits of left hand side variable to the left a specified number of times and stores result in left hand side variable
Syntax: value << shift number
M<<=N is equvivalent to M=M << N;
M<<= N 01100100 ( M )
11001000(M<<1)
>>= right shift assignment The right shift operator, >> , shifts all of the bits of left hand side variable to the right a specified number of times and stores result in left hand side variable
Syntax: value >> shift number
M>>=N is equvivalent to M=M >> N;
M>>= N 1100100 ( M )
0110010(M>>1)




Relational operator use to determine the relationship between two operands i.e variables or numbers or both.Here variables A and B are defined as integer type of variables which holds integer value.
int A=100, B=100;

Operator meaning description example result
== Equal to If value of left hand side variable is equal to value of right hand side then returns true else returns false A==B 100==100
true
!= Not equal to If value of left hand side variable is not equal to value of right hand side then returns true else returns false A!=B 100==100
false
< Less than If value of left hand side variable is less than value of right hand side then returns true else returns false A< B 100<100
false
<= Less than equal to If value of left hand side variable is less than or equal to the value of right hand side then returns true else returns false A<= B 100<100
true
> Greater than If value of right hand side variable is greater than value of left hand side then returns true else returns false B>A 100>100
false
>= Greater than equal to If value of right hand side variable is greater than or equal to the value of left hand side then returns true else returns false B>=A 100>100
true

Use to perform logical operation on two or more boolean values. Operand is one on which we perform operation. Here variables A and B are defined as boolean type of variables which holds boolean value.
boolean A=true, B=false;

Operator meaning description example result
&& Logical AND Performs logical AND operation on two operands. If both operands are true then returns true else returns false A&&B true
false
false
|| Logical OR Performs logical OR operation on two operands. If one or more than operand are true then returns true else returns false A||B true
false
true
! Logical NOT Converts true value to false and vice versa !A !true
false

Assignment operator use to assign right hand side value to left hand side variable. Assignment operator is the equal sign (=). General form of assignment operator is shown below.
variable = expression or values;

Example:
int a=20; // Equal operator assigns 20 to variable a.

Ternary operator replaces if else statement in java. General form of ternary operator is given below.
Expression1 ? Expression2 : Expression 3 ; OR
Expression1 ? value1 : value2;
If Expression1 is true, then value1 one will return else value2 will return.

Example:
System.out.println( 10>5? “true” : “false” );

Output:
true

 

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