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CHAPTER 12 — Shift Instructions and Logic Instructions

It often happens that a bit pattern must be moved left or right within a register. The instructions that do this are the shift instructions.

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(Review:) If a bit pattern that represents an integer N (say 0110 0001) is shifted left by one bit (to 1100 0010) what integer does the new bit pattern represent?