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Complete the code below to create nums-array of length 500 and initialize its items having values 0 and 1 alternately starting with nums[0] = 0 (and nums[1] = 1, nums[2] = 0, etc)

int[] nums = ________________;
for (int i = 1; i < nums.length; ______)
nums[i] = _______;

This isn't for homework, just a practice question for a test. Thanks for helping in advance!!

What I have tried:

int[] nums = new int[500];
for (int i = 1; i < nums.length; i++)
nums[i] = _____;
Updated 4-Dec-19 16:28pm

1 solution

You did fill the first two properly.
For the last one, here is some hint: odd indices should have 1 as value, whereas even indices should have 0.
And performing a bitwise AND operation with 1 allows you to isolate the lowest bit:
(an even number) & 1 == 0
(an odd number) & 1 == 1

You just have to apply that logic for the remaining part.
Hope this helps.
chrcx 4-Dec-19 21:53pm
I understand the logic with odd and even numbers I just don't know the formula in which to apply it using only one line of code.
phil.o 4-Dec-19 22:09pm
Which variable in the code you have so far is supposed to alternate between odd and even state? (this is not a trick question, you do have a variable with this behaviour)
chrcx 4-Dec-19 22:15pm
i because it is counting to 500 by 1's
phil.o 4-Dec-19 22:23pm
Exactly. So what happens if you perform a bitwise and (&) of i with 1?
CPallini 5-Dec-19 3:01am
phil.o 5-Dec-19 4:11am
Thank you Carlo.

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