Binary representation of a given number

Write a program to print Binary representation of a given number.



Source: Microsoft Interview Set-3

Method 1: Iterative
For any number, we can check whether its ‘i’th bit is 0(OFF) or 1(ON) by bitwise ANDing it with “2^i” (2 raise to i).

1) Let us take number 'NUM' and we want to check whether it's 0th bit is ON or OFF    
    bit = 2 ^ 0 (0th bit)
    if  NUM & bit == 1 means 0th bit is ON else 0th bit is OFF

2) Similarly if we want to check whether 5th bit is ON or OFF    
    bit = 2 ^ 5 (5th bit)
    if NUM & bit == 1 means its 5th bit is ON else 5th bit is OFF.

Let us take unsigned integer (32 bit), which consist of 0-31 bits. To print binary representation of unsigned integer, start from 31th bit, check whether 31th bit is ON or OFF, if it is ON print “1” else print “0”. Now check whether 30th bit is ON or OFF, if it is ON print “1” else print “0”, do this for all bits from 31 to 0, finally we will get binary representation of number.

void bin(unsigned n)
{
    unsigned i;
    for (i = 1 << 31; i > 0; i = i / 2)
        (n & i)? printf("1"): printf("0");
}
  
int main(void)
{
    bin(7);
    printf("\n");
    bin(4);
}



Method 2: Recursive
Following is recursive method to print binary representation of ‘NUM’.

step 1) if NUM > 1
    a) push NUM on stack
    b) recursively call function with 'NUM / 2'
step 2)
    a) pop NUM from stack, divide it by 2 and print it's remainder.

C++

void bin(unsigned n)
{
    /* step 1 */
    if (n > 1)
        bin(n/2);
  
    /* step 2 */
    printf("%d", n % 2);
}
  
int main(void)
{
    bin(7);
    printf("\n");
    bin(4);
}

Java

class GFG 
{
static void bin(int n)
{
    /* step 1 */
    if (n > 1)
        bin(n/2);
  
    /* step 2 */
    System.out.print(n % 2);
}
  
//Driver code
public static void main(String[] args) 
{
    bin(7);
    System.out.println();
    bin(4);  
}
}
  
// This code is contributed 
// by ChitraNayal

Python 3

def bin(n) :
    if n > 1 :
        bin(n // 2)
          
    print(n % 2,end = "")
      
if __name__ == "__main__" :
  
    bin(7)
    print()
    bin(4)
     
# This code is contributed by ANKITRAI1

Method 3: Recursive using bitwise operator
Steps to convert decimal number to its binary representation are given below:

step 1: Check n > 0
step 2: Right shift the number by 1 bit and recursive function call
step 3: Print the bits of number
#include<bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
  
// Function to convert decimal
// to binary number
void bin(unsigned n)
{
    if (n > 1)
    bin(n>>1);
      
    printf("%d", n & 1);
}
  
// Driver code
int main(void)
{
    bin(131);
    printf("\n");
    bin(3);
    return 0;
}

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