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Java Program to Check if a Given Integer is Odd or Even

  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 29 Oct, 2020

Even Number: A number which is divisible by 2 and generates a remainder of 0 is called an even number. All the numbers ending with 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8 are even numbers.

Odd Number: An number that is not divisible by 2 and generates a remainder of 1 is called an odd number. All the numbers ending with 1, 3, 5,7, and 9 are odd numbers.

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Generic Illustration for any random integer, check whether it is even or odd 

Input : 13
Output: ODD

Input : 24
Output: EVEN

There are various ways to check whether the given number is odd or even. Some of them are as follows starting from the brute force approach ending up at the most optimal approach.



  • Using Brute ForceNaive Approach
  • Using Bitwise OR
  • Using Bitwise AND
  • Using Bitwise XOR 

1. Brute Force Naive Approach: It is to check the remainder after dividing by 2. Numbers that are divisible by 2 are even else odd.

Naive Approach is implemented as below:

Java




// Java Program to Check if
// a Given Integer is Odd or Even
  
// Importing Classes/Files
import java.io.*;
import java.util.Scanner;
  
class GFG {
  
    // Main Driver Method
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Declare the integer variable
        int num = 10;
  
        // If condition to check if the remainder is zero
        if (num % 2 == 0) {
  
            // If remainder is zero then this number is even
            System.out.println("Entered Number is Even");
        }
        else {
  
            // If remainder is not zero then this number is
            // odd
            System.out.println("Entered Number is Odd");
        }
    }
}

Output:

Entered Number is Even

A Better Approach is to use Bitwise Operators

  • Bitwise OR
  • Bitwise AND or Bitwise XOR

2. Using Bitwise OR: Bitwise OR operation of the even number by 1 increment the value of the number by 1 otherwise it remains unchanged.

Illustration for Bitwise OR followed by implementation:

Case 1:
    Number = 12              1  1  0  0    - Representation of 12 in Binary Format
                Bitwise OR   0  0  0  1    - Representation of  1 in Binary Format
                            
                             1  1  0  1    - Representation of 13 in Binary Format
    Result- Number was even so bitwise Or by 1 increment the value by 1
            
Case 2:
    Number = 15            1  1  1  1    - Representation of 15 in Binary Format
               Bitwise OR  0  0  0  1    - Representation of  1 in Binary Format
                        
                           1  1  1  1    - Representation of 15 in Binary Format
    Result- Number was odd so bitwise Or by 1 doesn't increment the value by 1

Java




// Java Program to Check if
// a Given Integer is Odd or Even
  
// Importing Classes/Files
import java.util.*;
  
public class GFG {
    // Driver Main code
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Variable to be checked
        int n = 100;
  
        // Condition check
        // if n|1 if greater than n then this number is even
        if ((n | 1) > n) {
            System.out.println("Number is Even");
        }
        else {
            System.out.println("Number is Odd");
        }
    }
}
Output
Number is Even

3. Using Bitwise AND: Bitwise AND operation of the odd number by 1 will be 1 because the last bit will be already set otherwise it will give 0. 

Illustration for Bitwise AND followed by implementation:

Case 1:
    Number = 5              0  1  0  1    - Representation of  5 in Binary Format
               Bitwise AND  0  0  0  1    - Representation of  1 in Binary Format
                          
                            0  0  0  1    - Representation of  1 in Binary Format
    Result- Number was odd so bitwise And by 1 is 1
            
Case 2:    
    Number = 8            1  0  0  0    - Representation of  8 in Binary Format
             Bitwise AND  0  0  0  1    - Representation of  1 in Binary Format
                       
                          0  0  0  0    - Representation of  0 in Binary Format
    Result- Number was even so bitwise And by 1 is 0

Java




// Java Program to Check if
// a Given Integer is Odd or Even
  
// Importing Classes/Files
import java.util.*;
  
public class GFG {
  
    // Driver Main Method
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Declare variable
        int n = 91;
  
        // Condition Check
        // Bitwise AND of any odd number by 1 gives 1
        if ((n & 1) == 1) {
            System.out.println("Number is Odd");
        }
        else {
            System.out.println("Number is Even");
        }
    }
}
Output
Number is Odd

4. Using Bitwise XOR: Bitwise XOR operation of the even number by 1 increment the value of the number by 1 otherwise it decrements the value of the number by 1 if the value is odd. It is the most optimal approach.

Illustration for Bitwise XOR followed by implementation:

Case 1:
    Number = 5              0  1  0  1    - Representation of  5 in Binary Format
               Bitwise XOR  0  0  0  1    - Representation of  1 in Binary Format
                       
                            0  1  0  0    - Representation of  4 in Binary Format
    Result- Number was odd so bitwise And by 1 decrement the value
            
Case 2:    
    Number = 8            1  0  0  0    - Representation of  8 in Binary Format
             Bitwise XOR  0  0  0  1    - Representation of  1 in Binary Format

                          1  0  0  1    - Representation of  9 in Binary Format
    Result- Number was even so bitwise And by 1 increment the value

Java




// Java Program to Check if
// a Given Integer is Odd or Even
  
// Importing Classes/Files
import java.util.*;
public class GFG {
  
    // Driver Main Method
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Declare Variable
        int num = 99;
  
        // Condition Check
        // if number^1 increments by 1 then its even number,
        // else odd
        if ((num ^ 1) == num + 1) {
            System.out.println("Number is Even");
        }
        else {
            System.out.println("Number is Odd");
        }
    }
}
Output
Number is Odd



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