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Random next() method in Java with Examples

  • Last Updated : 07 Jan, 2019

The next() method of Random class returns the next pseudorandom value from the random number generator’s sequence.

Syntax:

protected int next(int bits)

Parameters: The function accepts a single parameter bits which are the random bits.

Return Value: This method returns the next pseudorandom number.

Exception: The function does not throws any exception.



Program below demonstrates the above mentioned function:

Program 1:




// program to demonstrate the
// function java.util.Random.next()
  
import java.util.*;
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // create random object
        Random ran = new Random();
  
        // generate next random number
        System.out.println("Next value returns = "
                           + ran.nextInt(9));
    }
}
Output:
Next value returns = 8

Program 2:




// program to demonstrate the
// function java.util.Random.next()
  
import java.util.*;
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // create random object
        Random ran = new Random();
  
        // generate next random number
        System.out.println("Next value returns = "
                           + ran.nextInt(55));
    }
}
Output:
Next value returns = 54

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