I was working with IC 7400 (or LM74LS00 / NAND) (and IC 7486 – XOR) to design and verify combination circuits and logic gates.
Consider the lower end of breadboard as LOW (connected to GROUND) and upper end as HIGH (+5V).
When I connect the input to GROUND (like putting the wire on lower end on breadboard), it is considered as LOW and works as LOW; and when I connect the input to HIGH, it works as HIGH (normal behavior).
But when I remove the wire from both HIGH and GROUND, it still behaves as HIGH.
Why it happens so?