Saturday, September 11, 2021

Armstrong Number or Not Java Program

Java program to check if a given number is an Armstrong number or not can be termed as a fresher level interview question. An Armstrong number is a number that is equal to the sum of the digits in a number raised to the power of number of digits in the number.

As Example- If we take 371, it is an Armstrong number as the number of digits here is 3, so

371 = 33 + 73 + 13 = 27 + 343 + 1 = 371

Another Example is 9474, here the number of digits is 4, so

9474 = 94 + 44 + 74 + 44 = 6561 + 256 + 2401 + 256 = 9474

And obviously 0 and 1 are also Armstrong number.

Check given number Armstrong number or not

So let's write a Java program to check whether a given number is an Armstrong number or not. How does the program work is explained after the program.

import java.util.Scanner;

public class ArmstrongNumber {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    System.out.println("Please enter a number : ");
    Scanner scanIn = new Scanner(;
    int scanInput = scanIn.nextInt();
    boolean isArmstrong = checkForArmstrongNo(scanInput);
     System.out.println(scanInput + "  is an Armstrong number");
     System.out.println(scanInput + " is not an Armstrong number"); 
  private static boolean checkForArmstrongNo(int number){
    // convert number to String
    String temp = number + "";
    int numLength = temp.length();
    int numCopy = number;
    int sum = 0;
    while(numCopy != 0 ){
      int remainder = numCopy % 10;
      // using Math.pow to get digit raised to the power
      // total number of digits
      sum = sum + (int)Math.pow(remainder, numLength);
      numCopy = numCopy/10;
    System.out.println("sum is " + sum );
    return (sum == number) ? true : false;

Some outputs-

Please enter a number : 
sum is 134
125 is not an Armstrong number

Please enter a number : 
sum is 371
371  is an Armstrong number

Please enter a number : 
sum is 54748
54748  is an Armstrong number

Armstrong number Java program explanation

Here the input is taken from the user, that number is converted to String just to get the length of the number. Logic here is to get one digit of the number at a time, starting from the last digit, get the value of that number power raised to the number of the digits and then divide the number by 10 to reduce the number by one digit.
Repeat the process for all the digits in the given number. Keep adding the values to get the final result. Compare the result with the original number to check whether given number is Armstrong number or not.

That's all for this topic Armstrong Number or Not Java Program. If you have any doubt or any suggestions to make please drop a comment. Thanks!

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