# Short-Circuit Operators.....

Mukti Bajaj
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Hello,
34. Given the following declaration which of the following statements equals to true
boolean b1 = true;
boolean b2 = false;
A) b1 == b2;
B) b1 | | b2;
C) b1 |& b2;
D) b1 && b2;
The answer to above questions is B...I think it should be B & D.
Can someone explain.....

Jane Griscti
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Hi Mukti,
The surest way to check the results of Mock questions is to write some code and see what happens

The short-circuit operators give the same results as the normal | and & operators.
Hope that helps.

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Jane
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Vineet Sharma
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Hi Mukti,
I fully agree with you. D should be "true" since "b1" evaluates to true and because of the short circuit operator, the whole expression becomes true!

Mukti Bajaj
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Posts: 59
Hi Vineet,
The answer to the above question is only B and not D.
As for boolean OR operators, | and | | if either or both operands are true,the result is true and you will get result false, only if both the operands are false.
And for boolean AND operators, & and && if both the operands are true the result is true otherwise the result is false.
So, I agree with Jane suggestions....of writing the code and checking.
Good Luck!
Mukti