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Shiva Mohan
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System.out.println("---->"+(-7&7)); prints 1
System.out.println(-2&-3); prints -4


but in the bit representation how to get the answer like this.
could anyone please explain in bit representation
marc weber
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Applied to integral values, the & operator means "bitwise and." For each bit position, it returns 1 if the bits in that position of both operands are 1.


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