Java - Arithmetic Operators

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In this tutorial we will learn about arithmetic operators in Java programming language.

Java programming language provides us with all the basic arithmetic operators.

Operator Description
+ Addition or unary plus
- Subtraction or unary minus
* Multiplication
/ Division
% Modulo division

In the following example we will add two integer numbers using the addition operator.

class Arithmetic {
public static void main (String args[]) {
int a = 10;
int b = 20;
int sum = a + b;
System.out.println("Result: " + sum);
}
}

Output:

Result: 30

Subtraction Operator

In the following example we will subtract two integer numbers using the subtraction operator.

class Arithmetic {
public static void main (String args[]) {
int a = 10;
int b = 20;
int diff = a - b;
System.out.println("Result: " + diff);
}
}

Output:

Result: -10

Multiplication Operator

In the following example we will multiply two integer numbers using the multiplication operator.

class Arithmetic {
public static void main (String args[]) {
int a = 10;
int b = 20;
int prod = a * b;
System.out.println("Result: " + prod);
}
}

Output:

Result: 200

Division Operator

In the following example we will divide two integer numbers using the division operator.

class Arithmetic {
public static void main (String args[]) {
int a = 10;
int b = 20;
int div = a / b;
System.out.println("Result: " + div);
}
}

Output:

Result: 0

Note! We are getting 0 because type int can only hold integer values so, the result is getting truncated. To get the correct result we have to use floating point types like float or double.

class Arithmetic {
public static void main (String args[]) {
int a = 10;
int b = 20;
float div = (float) a / b;
System.out.println("Result: " + div);
}
}

We are type casting variable a to float by writing (float) a.

Output:

Result: 0.5

Modulus Operator

In the following example we will find the remainder when dividing two integer numbers using the modulus operator.

class Arithmetic {
public static void main (String args[]) {
int a = 5;
int b = 2;
int mod = a % b;
System.out.println("Result: " + mod);
}
}

Output:

Result: 1

We get 1 because on dividing 5 by 2 we get remainder 1.

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