How to print Prime numbers in Java or how to check if a number is prime or not is classical Java programming questions, mostly taught in Java programming courses. A number is called prime number if its not divisible by any number other than 1 or itself and you can use this logic to check whether a number is prime or not. This program is slightly difficult than printing even or odd number which are relatively easier Java exercises. This Simple Java program print prime number starting from 1 to 100 or any specified number. It also has a method which checks if a number is prime or not.
This Java tutorial is in conjunction with my earlier tutorial for beginners like How to set Path in Java on windows and Unix , Java Program to reverse String in Java with recursion and recently how to read file in Java etc, if you haven’t read them you may find them useful.
Code Example to print Prime numbers in Java
Here is complete sample code example to print prime numbers from 1 to any specified number. This Java program can also check if a number is prime or not as prime number checking logic is encapsulated in isPrime(int number) method.
In this Java program we have two part, first part which is taking input from user to print prime numbers and other part is function isPrime(int number) which checks whether a number is prime or not. Java method isPrime(int number) can also be used anywhere in code because its encapsulated logic of checking prime number. There is also another popular Java question is "How to check if a number is prime or not?", isPrime() can be used there. its rather simple and just implement the logic of prime number in Java i.e. divides a number, starting from 2 till the number itself, if its divisible by another number means its not prime.
That's all on how to print prime numbers in Java or how to check if a number is prime or not. Its worth remembering logic that when a number is prime and how do you check for prime number. If you are doing homework then get an Idea but type the program yourself , that will give you thinking time on how this Java program is working and checking for prime numbers.
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