Also keep in mind that Java int's are 32 bits long, so even if the int were unsigned the value of ~124 would be much closer to 4 billion than 131. [ July 25, 2005: Message edited by: David Weitzman ]

0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0110 1101 which is nothing but binary representaion of 125. Since the most significant bit is 1, it must be a negative number. So the answer is -125.