# Ternary Operator Example in Java

## A bit about the Ternary operator..

The ternary operator is*?:*This operator as said before works like if-else. If the condition is true then you can store a particular value in the variable if false some other value can be stored. An example will make you understand it clear.

```
boolean myFlag= (isTrue==true? true: false);
```

The syntax is,

```
value=(expression? value1:value2);
```

*value1*and

*value2*both should be of the same

*value*type. In this case, if expression (condition) is satisfied then

*value1*is stored in value else

*value2*is stored. The above statement is much similar to.

```
if(expression){value=value1;}
```

else {value=value2;}

I think you might have understood it. So let's walk into the example.

```
import java.util.*;
```

class TernaryOperatorExample

{

public static void main(String args[])

{

Scanner s=new Scanner(System.in);

int n=s.nextInt();

String st=(n>0? n+">0":n+"<0");

System.out.println(st);

}

}

## Sample Output

8

8>0

## Explanation

User gives an int value and that is stored in`n`

.Next, if

`n>0`

, then the value of st will become n+">0". Consider if `n=8`

, then st will become 8>0Else if

`n<0`

, then the value of st will become `n+"<0"`

. If `n=-8`

, then st will become `-8<0`

. As the user gave 8 is input, this statement is not reached.