# Integer rotateRight() Method in Java

• Last Updated : 18 Oct, 2019

Bit shifting is used in programming and has at least one variation in each programming language. Java has a single Logical right shift operator (>>). Bit shifting is a type of bitwise operation. Bit shifting is done on all the bits of a binary value which moves the bits by a definite number of places to the right. If the value 0100; (ie. 4) is shifted right, it becomes 0010; (ie. 2)which is again shifted to the right again it becomes 0001; or 1.
The java.lang.Integer.rotateRight() is the method which returns the value we get by rotating the two’s complement binary representation of the specified int value a towards the right by a specified number of bits. Bits are shifted towards the right hand i.e., the lower-order.

Syntax :

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`public static int rotateRight(int a, int shifts)`

Parameters: The method takes two parameters:

• a : This is of integer type and refers to the value on which operation is to be performed.
• shifts : This is also of integer type and refers to the distance of rotation.

Returns: rotateRight() method returns the value obtained by rotating the two’s complement binary representation of the specified int value right by the specified number of bits.

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

 `// Java program to illustrate the``// Java.lang.Integer.rotateRight() method``import` `java.lang.*;`` ` `public` `class` `Geeks {`` ` `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)``    ``{``        ``int` `a = ``64``;``        ``int` `shifts = ``0``;``        ``while` `(shifts < ``3``)``        ``// It will return the value obtained by rotating left``        ``{``            ``a = Integer.rotateRight(a, ``2``);``            ``System.out.println(a);``            ``shifts++;``        ``}``    ``}``}`
Output:
```16
4
1
```

Program 2: For a negative number.

 `// Java program to illustrate the``// Java.lang.Integer.rotateRight() method``import` `java.lang.*;`` ` `public` `class` `Geeks {`` ` `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)``    ``{`` ` `        ``int` `a = -``165``;``        ``int` `shifts = ``0``;``        ``while` `(shifts < ``3``)``        ``// It will return the value obtained by rotating left``        ``{``            ``a = Integer.rotateRight(a, ``2``);``            ``System.out.println(a);``            ``shifts++;``        ``}``    ``}``}`
Output:
```-42
-1073741835
1879048189
```

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