## What are operators and its types in Java?

**Operators in Java** are the symbols which perform the operation on the some values. These values are known as operands. Java has following operators –

- Arithmetic Operators in Java
- Relational Operators in Java
- Logical Operators in Java
- Assignment Operators in Java
- Bitwise Operators in Java
- Misc Operators in Java

**1. Arithmetic Operators in Java**

Operator |
Operator Name |
Description |
Example |

+ | Addition | Adds two operands | I = 40, J= 20I + J = 60 |

– | Subtraction | Subtracts second operand from the first | I = 40, J= 20I – J = 20 |

* | Multiplication | Multiplies both operands | I = 40, J= 20I * J = 800 |

/ | Divide | Perform division operation | I = 40, J= 20I / J = 2 |

% | Modulus | Return the remainder after Division | I = 40, J= 20I % J = 0 |

++ | Increment | Increase the operand value by 1 | I=40,I++ = 41++I = 40 (print 40 but next time its value is 41) |

— | Decrement | Decrease the operand value by 1 | I=40I– = 39–I = 40(print 40 but next time its value is 39) |

**2. Relational Operators in Java**

It is also known as comparison operator because it compares the values. After comparison it returns the Boolean value i.e. either true or false.

Operator |
Operator Name |
Description |
Example |

== | Equal to | If the values of two operands are equal then it returns true. | I = 20, J = 20(I == J) is true |

!= | Not Equal to | If the values of two operands are not equal then it returns true. | I = 20, J = 20(I == J) is False |

< | Less than | If the value of left operand is less than the value of right operand then it returns true | I = 40, J = 20(I < J) is False |

> | Greater than | If the value of left operand is greater than the value of right operand then it returns true | I = 40, J = 20(I > J) is True |

<= | Less than or equal to | If the value of left operand is less than or equal to the value of right operand then it returns true. | I = 40, J = 20(I <= J) is False |

>= | Greater than or equal to | If the value of left operand is greater than or equal to the value of right operand then it returns true. | I = 40, J = 20(I >= J) is True |

**3. Logical Operators in Java**

Operator |
Operator Name |
Description |
Example |

and | Logical AND | When Both side condition is true the result is true otherwise false | 2<1 and 2<3False |

or | Logical OR | When at least one condition is true then result is true otherwise false | 2<1 or 2<3True |

not | Logical NOT | Reverse the condition | Not(5>4)False |

**4. Assignment Operator in Java**

Operator |
Operator Name |
Description |
Example |

= | Assignment | It assigns value from right side operand to left side operand | I = 40 It assigns 40 to I |

+= | Add then assign | It performs addition and then result is assigned to left hand operand | I+=J that meansI = I + J |

-= | Subtract then assign | It performs subtraction and then result is assigned to left hand operand | I-=J that meansI = I – J |

*= | Multiply the assign | It performs multiplication and then result is assigned to left hand operand. | I*=J that meansI = I * J |

/= | Divide then assign | It performs division and then result is assigned to left hand operand | I/=J that meansI = I / J |

%= | Modulus then assign | It performs modulus and then result is assigned to left hand operand | I%=Jthat meansI = I % J |

<<= | Left shift AND assignment operator | It performs Binary left shift and then result is assigned to left hand operand | I<<=5 that means I = I << 5 |

>>= | Right shift AND assignment operator | It performs Binary right shift and then result is assigned to left hand operand | I>>=5 that means I = I >>=5 |

&= | Bitwise AND assignment operator | It performs bitwise AND and then result is assigned to left hand operand | I &= 5 that meansI = I & 5 |

^= | bitwise exclusive OR and assignment operator | It performs bitwise exclusive OR and then result is assigned to left hand operand | I ^= 5 that meansI = I ^ 5 |

|= | bitwise inclusive OR and assignment operator | It performs bitwise inclusive OR and then result is assigned to left hand operand | I |= 5 that meansI = I | 5 |

**5. Bitwise Operators in Java**

It performs bit by bit operation. Suppose there are two variable I = 10 and J = 20 and their binary values are

I = 10 = 0000 1010 J = 20 = 0001 0100

Operator |
Operator Name |
Description |
Example |

& | Binary AND | If both bits are 1 then 1 otherwise 0 | I & J0000 0000 |

| | Binary OR | If one of the bit is 1 then 1 otherwise 0 | I | J0001 1110 |

^ | Binary XOR | If both bit are same then 0 otherwise 1 | I ^ J0001 1110 |

~ | Binary Complement | If bit is 1 the make it 0 and if bit is 0 the make it 1 | ~I1111 0101 |

<< | Binary Left Shift | The left operand is moved left by the number of bits specified by the right operand. | I << 2 will give 240 i.e. 1111 0000 |

>> | Binary Right Shift | The left operand is moved right by the number of bits specified by the right operand. | I >> 2 will give 15 i.e. 1111 |

>>> | Shift right zero fill operator | Left operand is shifted right by the no. of bits specified by right operand and shifted values are filled up with 0. | I >>>2 will give 15 i.e. 0000 1111 |

**Misc Operators in Java**

Let’s discuss the misc operators in Java Operators:

**1. Conditional Operator ( ? : )**

It is also known as ternary operator that means it consists of three operands and performs Boolean expression.

**Syntax**

variable i = (condition) ? value1 (if condition is true) : value2( if condition is false)

**e.g.**

public class Intellipaat { public static void main(String args[]){ int i, j; i = 20; j = (i <=50) ? 20: 60; System.out.println( "Value of j is : " + j ); } }

Compile and execute above program.

**Output**

alue of j is : 20

**2. instanceof Operator:**

It is used only for object reference variables. It checks that whether the object is of interface type or class type.

**Syntax:**

(Object_reference_variable ) instanceof (interface/class type)

**e.g.**

public class Intellipaat { public static void main(String args[]){ String name = "intellipaat"; boolean outcome = name instanceof String; System.out.println( outcome ); } }

Compile and execute above program.

**Output**

true

It returns true because name is a type of String.

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**Operators Precedence in Java:**

Category |
Operator |
Associativity |

Postfix | () [] . (dot operator) | Left toright |

Unary | ++ – – ! ~ | Right to left |

Multiplicative | * / % | Left to right |

Additive | + – | Left to right |

Shift | >> >>> << | Left to right |

Relational | > >= < <= | Left to right |

Equality | == != | Left to right |

Bitwise AND | & | Left to right |

Bitwise XOR | ^ | Left to right |

Bitwise OR | | | Left to right |

Logical AND | && | Left to right |

Logical OR | || | Left to right |

Conditional | ?: | Right to left |

Assignment | = += -= *= /= %= >>= <<= &= ^= |= | Right to left |

Comma | , | Left to right |