Write a program to add one to a given number. The use of operators like ‘+’, ‘-‘, ‘*’, ‘/’, ‘++’, ‘–‘ …etc are not allowed.

Examples:

Input: 12

Output: 13

Input: 6

Output: 7

This question can be approached by using some bit magic. Following are different methods to achieve the same using bitwise operators.

**Example :**

Assume the machine word length is one *nibble* for simplicity. And x = 2 (0010), ~x = ~2 = 1101 (13 numerical) -~x = -1101

Interpreting bits 1101 in 2’s complement form yields numerical value as -(2^4 – 13) = -3. Applying ‘-‘ on the result leaves 3. The same analogy holds for decrement. Note that this method works only if the numbers are stored in 2’s complement form. Like addition, Write a function Add() that returns sum of two integers. To subtract 1 from a number x (say 0011001000), flip all the bits after the rightmost 1 bit (we get 001100**1** 111). Finally, flip the rightmost 1 bit also (we get 0011000111) to get the answer. The function should not use any of the arithmetic operators (+, ++, –, -, … etc). Sum of two bits can be obtained by performing XOR (^) of the two bits. Carry bit can be obtained by performing AND (&) of two bits. We can extend this logic for integers. If x and y don’t have set bits at same position(s), then bitwise XOR (^) of x and y gives the sum of x and y. To incorporate common set bits also, bitwise AND (&) is used. Bitwise AND of x and y gives all carry bits. We calculate (x & y) << 1 and add it to x ^ y to get the required result. The idea is to use subtractor logic. Write a program to subtract one from a given number. The idea is to use bitwise operators. Like addition, Write a function Add() that returns sum of two integers. The function should not use any of the arithmetic operators (+, ++, –, -, … etc). Sum of two bits can be obtained by performing XOR (^) of the two bits. Carry bit can be obtained by performing AND (&) of two bits. We can extend this logic for integers. If x and y don’t have set bits at same position(s), then bitwise XOR (^) of x and y gives the sum of x and y. To incorporate common set bits also, bitwise AND (&) is used. Bitwise AND of x and y gives all carry bits. We calculate (x & y) << 1 and add it to x ^ y to get the required result. The idea is to use subtractor logic. The use of operators like ‘+’, ‘-‘, ‘*’, ‘/’, ‘++’, ‘–‘ …etc. are not allowed.

Method 1

To add 1 to a number x (say 0011000111), flip all the bits after the rightmost 0 bit (we get 0011000000). Finally, flip the rightmost 0 bit also (we get 0011001000) to get the answer.

`// C# code to add one`

`// to a given number`

`using`

`System;`

`class`

`GFG {`

` `

`static`

`int`

`addOne(`

`int`

`x)`

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`{`

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`int`

`m = 1;`

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`// Flip all the set bits`

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`// until we find a 0`

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`while`

`( (`

`int`

`)(x & m) == 1)`

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`{`

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`x = x ^ m;`

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`m <<= 1;`

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`}`

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`// flip the rightmost 0 bit`

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`x = x ^ m;`

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`return`

`x;`

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`}`

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`// Driver code`

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`public`

`static`

`void`

`Main()`

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`{`

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`Console.WriteLine(addOne(13));`

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`}`

`}`

**Output:**

14