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# Bitwise math/Operators/XOR/example

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*Example: A xor F = 5*

Operation Hexadecimal Binary comment

**xor**A

F

1010

1111

The first and third bits are true.

The first, second, third, and fourth bits are true.

**=**5 0101 The second and fourth bits are true in ONLY one instance as opposed to two.

- The 8’s and 2's placeholders are the same so they return 0.
- The 4’s and 1’s placeholders are different, therefore return true.