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Java Associativity of Operators

Associativity


Associativity tells the direction of the execution of operators. It can either be left to right or vice versa.

/ * -> L to R

+ - -> L to R

++, = -> R to L

Here is the precedence and associativity table which makes it easy for you to understand these topics better:


Examples


// Precedence & Associativity

    int a = 6*5-34/2;
  /*
   Highest precedence goes to * and /. They are then evaluated on the basis of left to right associativity
   =30-34/2
   =30-17
   =13  
  */
  System.out.println(a);

Output

13

 int b = 60/5-34*2;
 /*
  = 12-34*2
  =12-68
  =-56
 */
 System.out.println(b);

Output

-56


Conclusion

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