C Program to Check if Bit Position is Set to One or not

This is a C Program to check if a given bit position is set to one or not.

Problem Description

This C Program checks if a given bit position is set to one or not.

Problem Solution

Take input from the user and checks bit position as shown in the program below.

Program/Source Code

Here is source code of the C Program to check if a given bit position is set to one or not. The C program is successfully compiled and run on a Linux system. The program output is also shown below.

 * C Program to Check if a given Bit Position is set to One or not
#include <stdio.h>
void main()
    unsigned int number;
    int result, position;
    printf("Enter the unsigned integer:\n");
    scanf("%d", &number);
    printf("enter position to be searched\n");
    scanf("%d", &position);
    result = (number >> (position));
    if (result & 1)
Program Explanation

In this C Program, we are reading the unsigned integer and position to be searched using ‘number’ and ‘position’ variables respectively. Compute the Binary Right Shift Operation.


The left operand value is moved right by the number of bits specified by the right operand. If else condition statement is used to copy a bit to the result if it exists in both operands using Binary AND operator. Print the bit position which is set to one or not.

Runtime Test Cases
$ cc bit14.c
$ a.out
Enter the unsigned integer:
enter position to be searched

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