### Conditional Operator:

Certain if…else statements can be written in a more concise way by using C++’s

conditional operator. The conditional operator, written as ?:, is a ternary operator,

which means that it takes three arguments. The syntax for using the conditional operator is:**expression1 ? expression2 : expression3**

This type of statement is called a conditional expression. The conditional expression is

evaluated as follows: If expression1 evaluates to a nonzero integer (that is, to true), the

result of the conditional expression is expression2. Otherwise, the result of the conditional expression is expression3.

Consider the following statements:**if (a >= b)****max = a;****else****max = b;**

You can use the conditional operator to simplify the writing of this if…else statement

as follows:**max = (a >= b) ? a : b;**