## Description

On this document we will be showing a java example on how to use the and() method of BigInteger Class. Basically this method returns a BigInteger whose value is (this & val). (This method returns a negative BigInteger if and only if this and val are both negative.)

## Method Syntax

public BigInteger and(BigInteger val)

## Method Argument

Data Type Parameter Description
BigInteger val value to be AND’ed with this BigInteger.

## Method Returns

The and(BigInteger val) method returns a BigInteger which corresponds to the result of `this & val`

## Compatibility

Requires Java 1.1 and up

## Java BigInteger and() Example

Below is a java code demonstrates the use of and() method of BigInteger class. The example presented might be simple however it shows the behavior of the and() method.

```package com.javatutorialhq.java.examples;

import java.math.BigInteger;
import java.util.Scanner;

/*
* A java example source code to demonstrate
* the use of and() method of BigInteger class
*/

public static void main(String[] args) {

// get user input
System.out.print("Enter the first value:");
Scanner s = new Scanner(System.in);
String firstInput = s.nextLine();
System.out.print("Enter the second value:");
String secondInput = s.nextLine();
s.close();

// convert the first String Input to BigInteger
BigInteger val1 = new BigInteger(firstInput);
// convert the second String Input to BigInteger
BigInteger val2 = new BigInteger(secondInput);
// get the and of first value and second value
BigInteger val3 = val1.and(val2);
System.out.println("Result = "+val3);

}

}
```

This example is a lot simpler than it looks. Basically we ask for user input and converted this value into BigInteger.  The two values entered by the user which has been converted to BigInteger undergo the and operation. The result is printed at the end of the code.

## Sample Output

Below is the sample output when you run the above example.