# Bitoperators in Python

Bitwise operators are used to process numbers with respect to their binary representation. The main task of bitwise operators is to manipulate binary values bitwise.

The operations are directly supported by the processor. Bitwise operations are required for working with device drivers, low-level graphics, cryptography, and network communication.

## Code Example

``````a, b, c = 7, 12, 15
x = a & b
# a         0111 = 7
# b         1100 = 12
# a & b     0100 = 4 --> x = 4
print("x = " + str(x))

y = a ^ c
# a         0111 = 7
# c         1111 = 15
# a ^ c     1000 = 8 --> y = 8
print("y = " + str(y))``````

### Code Explanation

In the given code, the binary representation of the integers `a`, `b`, and `c` are calculated and used for bitwise operations `&` and `^`.

The bitwise AND `&` operator compares each bit of the first operand to the corresponding bit of the second operand. If both bits are 1, the corresponding result bit is set to 1. Otherwise, the corresponding result bit is set to 0.

In this case, `x = a & b`:

``````a         0111 = 7
b         1100 = 12
a & b     0100 = 4``````

So, `x` will be equal to 4.

The bitwise XOR `^` operator compares each bit of the first operand to the corresponding bit of the second operand. If the bits are different, the corresponding result bit is set to 1. Otherwise, the corresponding result bit is set to 0.

In this case, `y = a ^ c`:

``````a         0111 = 7
c         1111 = 15
a ^ c     1000 = 8``````

So, `y` will be equal to 8.

### Output

``````x = 4
y = 8``````