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How to get the highest power of 2 that is less than or equal to N in VB.NET

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Imports System

Public Class Test
    Public Shared Function highest_power_of_2_less_or_equal_to_n(n as Integer)  
        Dim power As Integer = 0
        Dim i As Integer
        
        For i = n to 1 step -1  
            ' i == power of 2 ?
            If ((i AND (i - 1)) = 0) Then  ' 10 (1010) 9 (1001) 8 (1000) 7 (0111)
                power = i 
                Exit For
            End If
        Next 
        return power 
    End Function
    
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim n as Integer = 17
        Console.WriteLine(highest_power_of_2_less_or_equal_to_n(n))
      
        n = 10
        Console.WriteLine(highest_power_of_2_less_or_equal_to_n(n))
      
        n = 64
        Console.WriteLine(highest_power_of_2_less_or_equal_to_n(n)) 
    End Sub
End Class





' run:

' 16
' 8
' 64

 




answered 4 days ago by avibootz
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