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Check if two numbers are equal without using comparison operators
  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 28 May, 2018

Following are not allowed to use
1) Comparison Operators
2) String functions

Examples:

Input : num1 = 1233, num2 - 1233
Output : Same

Input : num1 = 223, num2 = 233
Output : Not Same

Method 1: The idea is to use XOR operator. XOR of two numbers is 0 if the numbers are same, otherwise non-zero.

C++




#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
   
// Finds if a and b are same.
void areSame(int a, int b)
{
   if (a^b) 
       cout << "Not Same"
   else 
       cout << "Same";
}
   
int main()
{  
   areSame(10, 20);


Java




class GFG
{
    // Finds if a and b are same
    static void areSame(int a,int b)
    {
        if( (a ^ b) != 0 )
            System.out.println("Not Same");
        else
            System.out.println("Same");
    }
  
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
        areSame(10,20);
    }
      
}
// This code is contributed by Sumit Ghosh


Python




# Finds if a and b are same.
def areSame(a, b):
   if (a ^ b): 
       print "Not Same"
   else:
       print "Same"
    
# Driver code
areSame(10, 20)
  
# This code is submitted by Sachin Bisht


C#




// C# program to check if 2 
// numbers are same
using System;
  
class GFG
{
    // Finds if a and b are same
    static void areSame(int a, int b)
    {
        if( (a ^ b) != 0 )
          Console.Write("Not Same");
        else
          Console.Write("Same");
    }
     
    // Driver code
    public static void Main()
    {
                 
        // Calling Function
        areSame(10, 20);
    }
      
}
  
// This code is contributed by Nitin Mittal.


PHP




<?php
  
// Finds if a and b are same.
function areSame($a, $b)
{
    if ($a ^ $b
        echo "Not Same"
    else
        echo "Same";
}
  
// Driver Code
areSame(10, 20);
  
// This code is contributed by nitin mittal
?>



Output:

Not Same

Method 2: We can subtract the numbers. Same numbers yield 0. If answer is not 0, numbers are not same.

C++






// CPP code to check if 2 numbers are same
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
  
// Finds if a and b are same
void areSame(int a, int b)
{
    if (!(a - b))
        cout << "Same";
    else
        cout << "Not Same";
}
  
// Driver code
int main() 
{    
     areSame(10, 20);    
    return 0;
}


Java




// Java code to check if 2 numbers are same
class GFG{ 
  
    // Finds if a and b are same
    static void areSame(int a, int b)
    {
        if ((a - b) == 0)
            System.out.println("Same");
        else
            System.out.println("Not Same");
    }
   
    // Driver code
    public static void main(String args[]) 
    {    
        areSame(10, 20);    
      
    }
}
//This code is contributed by Sumit Ghosh


Python




# Python code to check if 2 numbers are same
  
# Finds if a and b are same
def areSame(a, b):
    if (not(a - b)):
        print "Same"
    else:
        print "Not Same"
# Driver code
areSame(10, 20)
  
# This code is submitted by Sachin Bisht


C#




// C# code to check if 2 
// numbers are same
using System;
  
class GFG
  
    // Finds if a and b are same
    static void areSame(int a, int b)
    {
        if ((a - b) == 0)
            Console.Write("Same");
        else
            Console.Write("Not Same");
    }
  
    // Driver code
    public static void Main() 
    
          
        // Calling Function
        areSame(10, 20); 
    }
}
  
// This code is contributed by Nitin Mittal.


PHP




<?php
// PHP code to check if 2 
// numbers are same
  
// Finds if a and b are same
function areSame($a, $b)
{
    if (!($a - $b))
        echo "Same";
    else
        echo "Not Same";
}
  
// Driver code
areSame(10, 20); 
  
// This code is contributed by nitin mittal
?>



Output:

Not Same

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