# Operations. Arithmetic operations

- 1. What groups of operations are supported by Java?
- 2. What are the features of the use of arithmetic operations?
- 3. An
**example**of using the arithmetic operations +, –, *, / - 4. An
**example**of using the remainder of division % - 5. An
**example**of using of increment ++ and decrement – – - 6. What is the difference between the prefix form and postfix form of the increment (++) and decrement (– –) operations
- 7.
**Examples**of using of composite arithmetic operations with assignment +=, -=, *=, /=, %= **Related topics**

##### 1. What groups of operations are supported by Java?

The Java programming language supports a wide range of operations. Operations are used in expressions.

There are 5 groups of operations:

- arithmetic operations;
- bitwise logical operations (~, &,
**|**, etc.); - logical operations (&,
**|**, &&,**||**, etc.); - comparison operations (
**==**, !=, >, <, etc.); - additional operations for special cases.

##### 2. What are the features of the use of arithmetic operations?

Arithmetic operations are used in mathematical expressions.

Arithmetic operations are similar to operations of algebra.

Arithmetic operations must be of a **numeric type**. Detailed description of the types of data can be found **here**.

Arithmetic operations can also be performed for the type ‘char‘.

Do not perform arithmetic operations on logical data types (boolean).

Java supports the following arithmetic operations:

OperationDescription------------------------------------------------+Addition (and unary plus)-Subtraction (also unary minus)*Multiplication/Division%Remainder of division++Increment (прирост на 1)--Decrement (прирост на 1)+=Addition with assignment-=Subtraction with assignment*=Multiplication with assignment/=Division with assignment%=Remainder of dividing with assignment

##### 3. An example of using the arithmetic operations +, –, *, /

// arithmetic operations '+', '-', '*', '/' // integer typesinta,b;longl; a = 8; b = -5; l = a + b; // l = 3 l = a - b; // l = 13 l = a * b; // l = -40 l = a / b; // l = -1 - evenly divisible division // real typesfloatf1, f2;doubled; f1 = 3.5f; f2 = 10.0f; d = f1 + f2; // d = 13.5 d = f1 - f2; // d = -6.5 d = f1 * f2; // d = 35.0 d = f1 / f2; // d = 0.3499999940395355 // real and integer types a = 5; f1 = 3.2f; d = a * f1; // d = 16.0 d = a + f1; // d = 8.199999809265137 d = a - f1; // d = 1.7999999523162842 d = a / f1; // d = 1.5625 // the 'char' typecharc = 'A'; c = (char)(c + 1); // c = 'B'intcode; code = (int)(c + 1); // code = 67

##### 4. An example of using the remainder of division %

Operation % returns the remainder of the division. This operation can be applied:

- to the integer types (byte, short, int, long);
- to the real types (float, double).

**For example**, if the 8 divide by 5, then the remainder of the division is equal to 3.

// % - remainder of division // integer typesbyteb; b = 8 % 5; // b = 3 b = 8 % 4; // b = 0inta; a = 15; b = (byte)(8 % a); // b = 8 // real typesfloatf1, f2;doubled; f1 = 3.5f; f2 = 10.0f; d = f1 % f2; // d = 3.5 f2 = 0.5f; d = f1 % f2; // d = 0.0 f2 = 1.2f; d = f1 % f2; // d = 1.1 // integer and real typesintx = 5;floatff = 3.5f;doubledd; dd = x % ff; // dd = 1.5

##### 5. An example of using of increment ++ and decrement – –

Operation increment ‘++‘ increments the operand by 1.

Operation decrement ‘—‘ decreases the value of the operand by 1.

// increment '++', decrement '--' // integer typeslongx = 9; x++; // x = 10 x = -15; x--; // x = -16 // real typesfloatf; f = 2.3f; f++; // f = 3.3 f = -3.85f; f--; // f = -4.85

The operation of the increment

a++;

can be replaced

a = a + 1;

Also, the operation of the decrement

a--;

can be replaced

a = a - 1;

##### 6. What is the difference between the prefix form and postfix form of the increment (++) and decrement (– –) operations

The difference between the prefix and postfix forms is manifested in cases where these operations are the part of a more complex expression.

In the prefix form (++a or –a) the sequence of operations is as follows:

- is increased (decreased) the value of the operand a by 1;
- the resulting value of the operand a is used in the expression.

In the postfix form (a++ or a–) the sequence of operations is as follows:

- the previous value of operand a is used in the expression;
- is increased (decreased) the value of the operand a by 1.

**Example.**

// increment '++', decrement '--' // integer typesinta, b; a = -6; b = a++; // b = -6; a = -5 a = -6; b = ++a; // b = -5; a = -5 a = 3; b = a--; // b = 3; a = 2 a = 3; b = --a; // b = 2; a = 2 // real typesfloatf;doubled; f = 5.7f; d = ++f; // d = 6.7; f = 6.7

In the given example, the string:

b = ++a;

means that:

- at first, is increased the value of the operand a;
- then, the resulting value is assigned to the variable b.

String

b = a++;

means that:

- at first, the value a is assigned to the variable b;
- then, the value of a is incremented by 1.

##### 7. Examples of using of composite arithmetic operations with assignment +=, -=, *=, /=, %=

Compound arithmetic operations with assignment have 2 advantages:

- reduce the amount of the entered code, if there are long variable names;
- implementation of composite arithmetic operations in the Java environment, is more effective than the implementation of corresponding the long operations of assignment.

General view of the composit operation with assignment:

variable operation = expression;

This operation replaces the standard form of assigning:

variable = variable operation expression;

**Example.** Using of compound statements in the program.

// integer typesinta; a = 7; a += 8; // a = a + 8 = 15 a = -3; a -=5; // a = a - 5 = -3 - 5 = -8 a = 10; a *= 3; // a = 30 a = 20; a /= 5; // a = 4 a = 30; a %= 7; // a = 30 % 7 = 2 // real typesfloatf; f = 3.5f; f += 2*f; // f = f + 2*3.5 = 10.5 f = -8.0f; f -= f; // f = f - f = 0.0 f = 6.5f; f %= 2; // f = 0.5

### Related topics

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- Assignment operation
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