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Thread: WHATS WRONG

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    Default WHATS WRONG

    class byteshift
    {
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
    byte b;
    double d=417;
    b=(byte)d;

    System.out.print(b);
    }
    }


    // ANSWER SHOULD BE 417-256=161 BUT I AM GETTING -95 WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE.


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    Default Re: WHATS WRONG

    A byte holds a signed value that can have a max positive value of 127 (0x7F). If the high order (the sign) bit is set, the value is negative.

    Print out the values using the Integer class's toHexString() method to see what bits are set.
    Last edited by Norm; September 8th, 2012 at 07:51 AM.
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