XOR Everywhere

Chris received a mysterious function written in Python.

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def mysterious(a,b,c):
    a = a ^ b ^ c
    b = a ^ b ^ c
    c = a ^ b ^ c
    a = a ^ b ^ c

    return pow(a,b) + c

What does mysterious(a,b,c) outputs?

Details and Assumptions

  • a ^ b returns the XOR of \(a\) and \(b\).

  • pow(a,b) returns \(a^b\).

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