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The bool Data Type

The C++ bool type can have two states expressed by the built-in constants true (which converts to an integral one) and false (which converts to an integral zero). All three names are keywords. This data type is most useful when a program must examine a specific condition and, as a result of the condition being either true or false, take a prescribed course of action.

Arithmetic operators

Most programs perform arithmetic calculations. Arithmetic operators are used to perform mathematical calculations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in C++.

Arithmetic operators

A simple arithmetic expression consists of an arithmetic operator connecting two operands in the form:

operand operator operand


3 + 7

18 – 3

12.62 + 9.8




int main()


cout<<"15.0 plus 2.0 equals "<<(15.0 + 2.0)<<'\n'

<<"15.0 minus 2.0 equals "<<(15.0 - 2.0)<<'\n'

<<"15.0 times 2.0 equals "<<(15.0 * 2.0)<<'\n'

<<"15.0 divided by 2.0 equals "<<(15.0 / 2.0)<<'\n';

return 0;


The output of the above program:

15.0 plus 2.0 equals 17

15.0 minus 2.0 equals 13

15.0 times 2.0 equals 30

15.0 divided by 2.0 equals 7.5

Integer division

The division of two integers yields integer result. Thus the value of 15/2 is 7.

Modulus % operator produces the remainder of an integer division.


9%4 is 1

17%3 is 2

14%2 is 0

Operator precedence and associativity

Expressions containing multiple operators are evaluated by the priority, or precedence, of the operators.

Operator precedence defines the order in which an expression evaluates when several different operators are present. C++ have specific rules to determine the order of evaluation. The easiest to remember is that multiplication and division happen before addition and subtraction.

The following table lists both precedence and associativity of the operators.

Precedence and associativity of the operators

Example: Let us use the precedence rules to evaluate an expression containing operators of different precedence, such as 8 + 5*7%2*4. Because the multiplication and modulus operators have a higher precedence than the addition operator, these two operations are evaluated first (P2), using their left-to-right associativity, before the addition is evaluated (P3). Thus, the complete expression is evaluated as:

Expression evaluation

Expression types

An expression is any combination of operators and operands that can be evaluated to yield a value. An expression that contains only integer values as operands is called an integer expression, and the result of the expression is an integer value. Similarly, an expression containing only floating-point values (single and double precision) as operands is called a floating-point expression, and the result of the expression is a floating point value (the term real expression is also used).

Variables and declaration statements

One of the most important aspects of programming is storing and manipulating the values stored in variables . A variable is simply a name chosen by the programmer that is used to refer to computer storage locations. The term variable is used because the value stored in the variable can change, or vary.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
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yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
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biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
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sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
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what does nano mean?
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nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
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are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
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Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
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of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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