created 12/10/99; revised 01/22/00; edited 07/18/02

CHAPTER 40 — Boolean Expressions and
Short-circuit Operators

A boolean value (a true/false value) picks the branch of an if statement or allows a loop to continue. Sometimes the boolean expression is more complicated than we have seen so far in these notes. Often a program must make a decision based on a number of factors. This chapter will examine this topic and discuss some additional boolean operators.

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What is the true/false value of:

12 < 6 && 18 > 1