# Integer lowestOneBit() Method in Java

• Last Updated : 13 Dec, 2021

The Integer.lowestOneBit() method of java.lang is an inbuilt function that returns an int value with at most a single one-bit, in the position of the lowest-order (ie.rightmost) one-bit in the specified int value. This method will return zero if the specified value has no one-bits in its two’s complement binary representation, ie. if the binary representation of the number is equal to zero.
Syntax:

`public static int lowestOneBit(int a)`

Parameters: The method takes one parameter a of integer type that refers to the value whose lowest order bit is to be returned or on which the operation is to be performed.
Returns : The method can return two types of values:

• Returns an integer value with a single 1-bit, in the position of the lowest-order one-bit in the specified value
• Returns zero if the specified value is equal to zero.

Examples:

```Input: 157
Output: Lowest one bit = 1

Input: 0
Output: Lowest one bit = 0

Explanation:
Consider any integer a = 10
Binary Representation = 0000 1010
Lowest bit(at 1) i.e.0000 0010
so result = 2^1=2```

Below programs illustrate the java.lang.Integer.lowestOneBit() method:
Program 1: For a positive number.

## java

 `// Java program to illustrate the``// java.lang.Integer.lowestOneBit() method``import` `java.lang.*;` `public` `class` `Geeks {` `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)``    ``{` `        ``int` `a = ``157``;``        ``System.out.println("Given Number = " + a);` `        ``// Returns an int value with at most a single one-bit``        ``System.out.print("Lowest one bit = ");``        ``System.out.println(Integer.lowestOneBit(a));` `        ``a = ``64``;``        ``System.out.println("Given Number = " + a);` `        ``System.out.print("Lowest one bit = ");``        ``System.out.println(Integer.lowestOneBit(a));` `        ``// Here it will return 0 since the number is itself zero``        ``a = ``0``;``        ``System.out.println("Given Number = " + a);` `        ``System.out.print("Lowest one bit = ");``        ``System.out.println(Integer.lowestOneBit(a));``    ``}``}`

Output:

```Given Number = 157
Lowest one bit = 1
Given Number = 64
Lowest one bit = 64
Given Number = 0
Lowest one bit = 0```

Program 2: For a negative number.

## java

 `// Java program to illustrate the``// java.lang.Integer.lowestOneBit() method``import` `java.lang.*;` `public` `class` `Geeks {` `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)``    ``{` `        ``int` `a = -``157``;``        ``System.out.println("Given Number = " + a);` `        ``// It will return an int value with at most a single one-bit``        ``System.out.print("Lowest one bit = ");``        ``System.out.println(Integer.lowestOneBit(a));``        ``a = -``17``;``        ``System.out.println("Given Number = " + a);` `        ``System.out.print("Lowest one bit = ");``        ``System.out.println(Integer.lowestOneBit(a));``    ``}``}`

Output:

```Given Number = -157
Lowest one bit = 1
Given Number = -17
Lowest one bit = 1```

Program 3: For a decimal value and String.
Note:It returns a compile time error message when a decimal value and a string is passed as an argument.

## java

 `// Java program to illustrate the``// java.lang.Integer.lowestOneBit() method``import` `java.lang.*;` `public` `class` `Geeks {` `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)``    ``{` `        ``// Decimal value is given``        ``int` `a = ``71.57``;``        ``System.out.println("Given Number = " + a);` `        ``System.out.print("Lowest one bit = ");``        ``System.out.println(Integer.lowestOneBit(a));` `        ``// String is passed``        ``a = "``12``";``        ``System.out.println("Given Number = " + a);` `        ``System.out.print("Lowest one bit = ");``        ``System.out.println(Integer.lowestOneBit(a));``    ``}``}`

Output:

```prog.java:10: error: incompatible types: possible lossy conversion from double to int
int a = 71.57;
^
prog.java:17: error: incompatible types: String cannot be converted to int
a = "12";
^
2 errors```

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