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# Bitwise Operators in python

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- Aswin Barath
- @AswinBarath2

When it comes to binary numbers, bitwise operators are the choice.

Bitwise operators are used to performing operations on binary numbers.

## AND, OR, XOR operators

- AND
`&`

operator sets each bit to 1 if both bits are 1. - OR
`|`

operator sets each bit to 1 if one of two bits is 1. - XOR
`^`

operator sets each bit to 1 if only one of two bits is 1. Output:

```
AND 82
OR 2039
XOR 1957
```

Ha Ha, surprised about the outputs?! The outputs are a result of the binary numbers a and b which gets converted into an integer, each time bitwise operation is performed.

## NOT operator

- NOT
`~`

operator inverts all the bits. - In python, the number gets converted into an inverted
*signed*number. Output:

```
NOT -11
```

## Shift operators

- left shift
`<<`

operator shifts left by pushing zeros in from the right and let the leftmost bits fall off. - right shift
`>>`

operator shifts right by pushing copies of the leftmost bit in from the left, and let the rightmost bits fall off. Output:

```
Right shift 277
Left shift 4444
```