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Operators and Assignments Questions

1.
What will be the output of the program?

class BoolArray 
{
    boolean [] b = new boolean[3];
    int count = 0;

    void set(boolean [] x, int i) 
    {
        x[i] = true;
        ++count;
    }

    public static void main(String [] args) 
    {
        BoolArray ba = new BoolArray();
        ba.set(ba.b, 0);
        ba.set(ba.b, 2);
        ba.test();
    }

    void test() 
    {
        if ( b[0] && b[1] | b[2] )
            count++;
        if ( b[1] && b[(++count - 2)] )
            count += 7;
        System.out.println("count = " + count);
    }
}



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Correct Ans:count = 3
Explanation:
The reference variables b and x both refer to the same boolean array. count is incremented for each call to the set() method, and once again when the first if test is true. Because of the && short circuit operator, count is not incremented during the second if test.


2.
What will be the output of the program?

public class Test 
    public static void leftshift(int i, int j) 
    {
        i <<= j; 
    } 
    public static void main(String args[]) 
    {
        int i = 4, j = 2; 
        leftshift(i, j); 
        System.out.printIn(i); 
    } 
}



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Correct Ans:4
Explanation:
Java only ever passes arguments to a method by value (i.e. a copy of the variable) and never by reference. Therefore the value of the variable i remains unchanged in the main method.

If you are clever you will spot that 16 is 4 multiplied by 2 twice, (4 * 2 * 2) = 16. If you had 16 left shifted by three bits then 16 * 2 * 2 * 2 = 128. If you had 128 right shifted by 2 bits then 128 / 2 / 2 = 32. Keeping these points in mind, you don't have to go converting to binary to do the left and right bit shifts.


3.
What will be the output of the program?

class Test 
{
    static int s;
    public static void main(String [] args) 
    {
        Test p = new Test();
        p.start();
        System.out.println(s);
    }

    void start() 
    {
        int x = 7;
        twice(x);
        System.out.print(x + " ");
    }

    void twice(int x) 
    {
        x = x*2;
        s = x;
    }
}



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Correct Ans:7 14
Explanation:
The int x in the twice() method is not the same int x as in the start() method. Start()'s x is not affected by the twice() method. The instance variable s is updated by twice()'s x, which is 14.


4.
What will be the output of the program?

class SSBool 
{
    public static void main(String [] args) 
    {
        boolean b1 = true;
        boolean b2 = false;
        boolean b3 = true;
        if ( b1 & b2 | b2 & b3 | b2 ) /* Line 8 */
            System.out.print("ok ");
        if ( b1 & b2 | b2 & b3 | b2 | b1 ) /*Line 10*/
            System.out.println("dokey");
    }
}



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Correct Ans:dokey
Explanation:
The & operator has a higher precedence than the | operator so that on line 8 b1 and b2 are evaluated together as are b2 & b3. The final b1 in line 10 is what causes that if test to be true. Hence it prints "dokey".


5.
What will be the output of the program?

class Bitwise 
{
    public static void main(String [] args) 
    {
        int x = 11 & 9;
        int y = x ^ 3;
        System.out.println( y | 12 );
    }
}



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Correct Ans:14
Explanation:
The & operator produces a 1 bit when both bits are 1. The result of the & operation is 9. The ^ operator produces a 1 bit when exactly one bit is 1; the result of this operation is 10. The | operator produces a 1 bit when at least one bit is 1; the result of this operation is 14.


6.
What will be the output of the program?

class Test 
{
    public static void main(String [] args) 
    {
        int x= 0;
        int y= 0;
        for (int z = 0; z < 5; z++) 
        {
            if (( ++x > 2 ) || (++y > 2)) 
            {
                x++;
            }
        }
    System.out.println(x + " " + y);
    }
}



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Correct Ans:8 2
Explanation:
The first two iterations of the for loop both x and y are incremented. On the third iteration x is incremented, and for the first time becomes greater than 2. The short circuit or operator || keeps y from ever being incremented again and x is incremented twice on each of the last three iterations.


7.
What will be the output of the program?

class Test 
{
    public static void main(String [] args) 
    {
        int x= 0;
        int y= 0;
        for (int z = 0; z < 5; z++) 
        {
            if (( ++x > 2 ) && (++y > 2)) 
            {
                x++;
            }
        }
        System.out.println(x + " " + y);
    }
}



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Correct Ans:6 3
Explanation:
In the first two iterations x is incremented once and y is not because of the short circuit && operator. In the third and forth iterations x and y are each incremented, and in the fifth iteration x is doubly incremented and y is incremented.


8.
What will be the output of the program?

class Test 
{
    public static void main(String [] args) 
    {
        int x=20;
        String sup = (x < 15) ? "small" : (x < 22)? "tiny" : "huge";
        System.out.println(sup);
    }
}



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Correct Ans:tiny
Explanation:
This is an example of a nested ternary operator. The second evaluation (x < 22) is true, so the "tiny" value is assigned to sup.


9.
What will be the output of the program?

class Equals 
{
    public static void main(String [] args) 
    {
        int x = 100;
        double y = 100.1;
        boolean b = (x = y); /* Line 7 */
        System.out.println(b);
    }
}



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Correct Ans:compilation fails
Explanation:
The code will not compile because in line 7, the line will work only if we use (x==y) in the line. The == operator compares values to produce a boolean, whereas the = operator assigns a value to variables.

Option A, B, and D are incorrect because the code does not get as far as compiling. If we corrected this code, the output would be false.


10.
What will be the output of the program?

class BitShift 
{
    public static void main(String [] args) 
    {
        int x = 0x80000000;
        System.out.print(x + " and  ");
        x = x >>> 31;
        System.out.println(x);
    }
}



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Correct Ans:-2147483648 and 1
Explanation:
Option A is correct. The >>> operator moves all bits to the right, zero filling the left bits. The bit transformation looks like this:

Before: 1000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000

After: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0001

Option C is incorrect because the >>> operator zero fills the left bits, which in this case changes the sign of x, as shown.

Option B is incorrect because the output method print() always displays integers in base 10.

Option D is incorrect because this is the reverse order of the two output numbers.


11.
What will be the output of the program?

class PassS 
{
    public static void main(String [] args) 
    {
        PassS p = new PassS();
        p.start();
    }

    void start() 
    {
        String s1 = "slip";
        String s2 = fix(s1);
        System.out.println(s1 + " " + s2);
    }

    String fix(String s1) 
    {
        s1 = s1 + "stream";
        System.out.print(s1 + " ");
        return "stream";
    }
}



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Correct Ans:slipstream slip stream
Explanation:
When the fix() method is first entered, start()'s s1 and fix()'s s1 reference variables both refer to the same String object (with a value of "slip"). Fix()'s s1 is reassigned to a new object that is created when the concatenation occurs (this second String object has a value of "slipstream"). When the program returns to start(), another String object is created, referred to by s2 and with a value of "stream".


12.
What will be the output of the program?

class Test 
{
    public static void main(String [] args) 
    {
        Test p = new Test();
        p.start();
    }

    void start() 
    {
        boolean b1 = false;
        boolean b2 = fix(b1);
        System.out.println(b1 + " " + b2);
    }

    boolean fix(boolean b1) 
    {
        b1 = true;
        return b1;
    }
}



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Correct Ans:false true
Explanation:
The boolean b1 in the fix() method is a different boolean than the b1 in the start() method. The b1 in the start() method is not updated by the fix() method.


13.
What will be the output of the program?

class PassA 
{
    public static void main(String [] args) 
    {
        PassA p = new PassA();
        p.start();
    }

    void start() 
    {
        long [] a1 = {3,4,5};
        long [] a2 = fix(a1);
        System.out.print(a1[0] + a1[1] + a1[2] + " ");
        System.out.println(a2[0] + a2[1] + a2[2]);
    }

    long [] fix(long [] a3) 
    {
        a3[1] = 7;
        return a3;
    }
}



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Correct Ans:15 15
Explanation:
Output: 15 15

The reference variables a1 and a3 refer to the same long array object. When the [1] element is updated in the fix() method, it is updating the array referred to by a1. The reference variable a2 refers to the same array object.

So Output: 3+7+5+" "3+7+5

Output: 15 15 Because Numeric values will be added



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