JavaScript - Binary logarithm using bitwise operators

JavaScript Bit Manipulation: Exercise-8 with Solution

Write a JavaScript program to calculate the binary logarithm (log2n) using bitwise operators.

From handwiki.org -
Binary logarithm:
In mathematics, the binary logarithm (log2n) is the power to which the number 2 must be raised to obtain the value n. That is, for any real number x,
Binary Logarithm
For example, the binary logarithm of 1 is 0, the binary logarithm of 2 is 1, the binary logarithm of 4 is 2, and the binary logarithm of 32 is 5.
The binary logarithm is the logarithm to the base 2 and is the inverse function of the power of two function. As well as log2, an alternative notation for the binary logarithm is lb (the notation preferred by ISO 31-11 and ISO 80000-2).

Test Data:
(1) -> 0
(2) -> 1
(4) -> 2
(32) -> 5

Sample Solution:

JavaScript Code:

const log_Two = (n) => {
 if (typeof n!= "number") {
     return 'It must be number!'
  let result = 0
  while (n >> 1) {
    n >>= 1
  return result

Sample Output:



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