In the previous article, we have discussed Java Program to Check Fascinating Number

In this article we are going to understand what Keith number is and how we can check whether a number is Keith number or not in Java with examples.

## Program to Check Keith Number

**Keith numbers** are numbers when it is arranged in a special number sequence at some point we will get the original number.

How we get that sequence ?

- First find the number of digits (say it is n) in the actual number (say it is x).
- Then add each digits of the number, you will get a new number (say result).
- Then add last ‘n’ numbers(from found digits) including the result.
- Keep on doing from step-2 repeatedly at some point you will get a number which is same as the actual/original number or you will cross the original number.
- If you found a number in sequence which is same as original number then it is Keith number.

For example: 19 (original number, total 2 digits) 1,9 (digit separated) 1+9 =10 (2 digits added) 9+10=19 (2 digits added along with previous result i.e 10, now got original number) So, 19 is Keith number.

Example :

- 742: Keith number
- 1104: Keith number
- 19: Keith number
- 1537: Keith number

In the above examples the numbers 742 and 19 are Keith numbers.

Let’s see different ways to check Keith number.

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**Approach :**

- We ask the user to enter a number and store it.
- We separate each digit of the number and add it to find the next term in the sequence. This step is repeated until we get the number back.
- If the numbered is generated then it is said to be a Keith number.

### Method-1: Java Program to Check Keith Number By User Input Value

import java.util.*; public class KeithNumber { public static void main(String args[]) { //Taking the number as input from the user using scanner class Scanner scan = new Scanner(System.in); System.out.print("Enter a number : "); int num = scan.nextInt(); // List to store the terms ArrayList<Integer> terms = new ArrayList<Integer>(); int temp = num, count = 0; while(temp>0) { terms.add(temp%10); temp /= 10; count++; } // Reversing the list Collections.reverse(terms); int next = 0, iter = count; // Next term for the series while(next<num) { next = 0; for(int a = 1; a <= count; a++) next = next + terms.get(iter-a); terms.add(next); iter++; } // Returns whether the number matches the generated number if(next==num) System.out.println(num+" is a Keith Number"); else System.out.println(num+" is Not a Keith Number"); } }

Output: Case-1 Enter a number : 19 19 is a Keith Number Case-2 Enter a number : 18 18 is Not a Keith Number

### Method-2: Java Program to Check Keith Number By User Defined Method

import java.util.*; public class KeithNumber{ public static void main(String args[]) { //Taking the number as input from the user using scanner class Scanner scan = new Scanner(System.in); System.out.print("Enter a number : "); int num = scan.nextInt(); if(keithCheck(num)) { System.out.println(num+" is a Keith Number"); } else { System.out.println(num+" is Not a Keith Number"); } } // method to check for Keith Number static boolean keithCheck(int num) { // List to store the terms ArrayList<Integer> terms = new ArrayList<Integer>(); int temp = num, count = 0; while(temp>0) { terms.add(temp%10); temp /= 10; count++; } // Reversing the list Collections.reverse(terms); int next = 0, iter = count; // Next term for the series while(next<num) { next = 0; for(int a = 1; a <= count; a++) next = next + terms.get(iter-a); terms.add(next); iter++; } // Returns whether the number matches the generated number return(next==num); } }

Output: Case-1 Enter a number : 19 19 is a Keith Number Case-2 Enter a number : 18 18 is Not a Keith Number

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