In this tutorial, you shall learn about Bitwise Left Shift Operator in C++ programming language, its syntax, and how to use this operator with the help of examples.

## C++ Bitwise Left Shift

C++ Bitwise Left Shift Operator is used to left shift a given value by specified number of bits.

## Syntax

The syntax for Bitwise Left Shift operation between `x` and `y` operands is

`x << y`

The value of `x` is left shifted by `y` number of bits.

The operands can be of type `int` or `char`. Bitwise Left Shift operator returns a value of type same as that of the given operands.

## Examples

### 1. Bitwise left shift of x=5 by 3 bits

In the following example, we take two integer values in `x` and `y`, and find the left shift of `x` by `y` number of bits.

main.cpp

```#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

int main() {
int x = 5;
int y = 3;
int result = x << y;
cout << "Result : " << result << endl;
}```

Output

```Result : 40
Program ended with exit code: 0```

## Conclusion

In this C++ Tutorial, we learned what Bitwise Left Shift Operator is, its syntax, and how to use this operator in C++ programs, with the help of examples.