# C++ program to check for the power of two

In this program, you will learn about C++ program to check for the power of two with and without using function.

There are various ways to check if a given number is a power of 2. First check below which numbers are the power of two or not.

```Numbers that are power of 2:
2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048 ...
22 = 4
25 = 32
210 = 1024```

We will solve this problem in two different ways:

• Using bitwise operator
• Using function

## C++ program to check whether a number is a power of 2 or not.

``````a//C++ program to check whether a number is power of 2 or not

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

int main()
{
int num;

cout << "Enter the number you want to test: ";
cin >> num;

//condition to check whether number is power of two or not
//performing bitwise operation
if((num != 0) && ((num &(num - 1)) == 0))
cout << num << " is a power of 2." << endl;

else
cout << num << " is not a power of 2." << endl;

return 0;
} //end main
``````

Output Explanation

In the above program, we have used bitwise operators.

Logic to check if a number is the power of 2.

If the number is a power of 2 then the bits of the previous number is compliment to the bits that number.

Therefore, if condition compares the bits of number with the previous number.

## C++ program to check for the power of two using function

``````//C++ program to check for the power of using function
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

//function prototype for checking power of two
int checkPowerofTwo(int n);

int main()
{
int num;

cout << "Enter the number you want to test: ";
cin >> num;

if (checkPowerofTwo(num) == 1)
cout << num << " is a power of 2." << endl;
else
cout << num << " is not a power of 2." << endl;

return 0;
}

//function body
int checkPowerofTwo(int x)
{
//checks whether a number is zero or not
if (x == 0)
return 0;

//true till x is not equal to 1
while( x != 1)
{
//checks whether a number is divisible by 2
if(x % 2 != 0)
return 0;
x /= 2;
}
return 1;
}
``````

Output

```Enter the number you want to test: 20
20 is not a power of 2.

Enter the number you want to test: 1024
1024 is a power of 2.```