# Check if bitwise AND of any subset is power of two in Python

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Suppose we have an array of numbers called nums. We have to check whether there exists any subset of the nums whose bitwise AND is a power of two or not.

So, if the input is like nums = [22, 25, 9], then the output will be True, as a subset {22, 9} the binary form is {10110, 1001} the AND of these two is 10000 = 16 which is power of 2.

To solve this, we will follow these steps −

• MAX := 32 considering there are 32 bits numbers at max
• Define a function solve() . This will take nums
• if size of nums is 1, then
• return true when nums is power of 2, otherwise false
• total := 0
• for i in range 0 to MAX - 1, do
• total := total OR 2^i
• for i in range 0 to MAX - 1, do
• ret := total
• for j in range 0 to size of nums, do
• if nums[j] AND (2^i) is non-zero, then
• ret := ret AND nums[j]
• if ret is power of 2, then
• return True
• return False

Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding −

## Example

Live Demo

MAX = 32
def is_2s_pow(v):
return v and (v & (v - 1)) == 0
def solve(nums):
if len(nums) == 1:
return is_2s_pow(nums)
total = 0
for i in range(0, MAX):
total = total | (1 << i)
for i in range(0, MAX):
ret = total
for j in range(0, len(nums)):
if nums[j] & (1 << i):
ret = ret & nums[j]
if is_2s_pow(ret):
return True
return False
nums = [22, 25, 9]
print(solve(nums))

## Input

[22, 25, 9]

## Output

True