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

Here you will find an algorithm and program in Java 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 → Take integer variable num
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.

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

class LFC 
    static boolean find_power_of_two(int num) 
            return false; 
        return (int)(Math.ceil((Math.log(num) / Math.log(2)))) ==  
        (int)(Math.floor(((Math.log(num) / Math.log(2))))); 
    public static void main(String[] args) 
    {   int num=256;
            System.out.printf("%d is the power of two\n",num); 
            System.out.printf("%d is not the power of two\n",num); 


256 is the power of two.