Q. C program to find whether a number is power of two or not.

Here you will find an algorithm and program in C programming language to find whether the given number is power of 2 or not. Now first let us understand what power of two means.

Explanation : In mathematics, a power of two is a number of the form 2^n where n is an integer. Here we use a mathematical concept of Logarithm, The most simple method for finding whether a number is power of two or not is to simply take the log of the number on base 2 and if you get an integer then the number is the power of 2.

For Example : 256, when we take log of 256 to the base 2 we get 8 which is integer, hence 256 is power of 2.

Algorithm to find whether a number is power of two or not

Step 1 → Declare/Read the integer number.
Step 2 → Find out the log number with base 2
Step 3 → If outcome is integer then DISPLAY number is power of 2.
Step 4 → Otherwise, DISPLAY number is not power of 2.

C Program to Find Whether a Given Number is Power of 2

#include <stdio.h>

bool find_power_of_two(int num) 
        return false; 
    return (ceil(log2(num)) == floor(log2(num))); 
int main() 
    int num=256;
    find_power_of_two(num)? printf("%d is the power of two",num): printf("%d is not the power of two",num); 
    return 0; 


256 is the power of two.