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Left Logical Shift Calculator

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PK

Here is a left logical shift calculator or zero fill left shift calculator. Enter a number to convert to 32 bit binary, plus the number of spaces to shift to the left, and the tool will return the result after the logical shift.

Left Logical Shift Calculator

Using the Left Logical Shift Calculator

To use the left logical shift calculator, enter a number to shift left in the "Number to Shift" field in the tool. Then, in the "Steps" field, enter how many digits to shift the number to the left.

Once happy with the inputs, click the "Calculate Left Logical Shift" button.

The result will show up in the "Shifted Number" field, already left shifted, zero-filled, and converted to integer:

Left logicial shift of 4 2 digits
Zero-filled left shift of 2 digits for the number 4

Left Logical Shift Example

Behind the scenes, the tool is using a 32-bit binary number representation of your input. It then shifts it the number of spaces you'd like to move, adding a '0' to the end of the number.

Let's walk through the screenshotted example a step at a time to see how it works:

4<<2 = 16\\(steps)\\
100\ (4)<<2=\\
1000\ (8)<<1=\\
10000\ (16)

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PK

PK started DQYDJ in 2009 to research and discuss finance and investing and help answer financial questions. He's expanded DQYDJ to build visualizations, calculators, and interactive tools.

PK is in his mid-30s and works and lives in the Bay Area with his wife, two kids, and dog.

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