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Tshepiso Mokgosi

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How to check an odd number which is divisible by 3 and returns true
pete stein

Joined: Feb 23, 2007
Posts: 1561
First and foremost -- welcome to JavaRanch!

Next off, I'm not sure exactly what it is that you're asking -- to check if the number is odd? that it's divisible by three? both?
Next, after clarifying your question, what have you tried so far, and how doesn't it work to your satisfaction?

And finally, I'm going to ask that the mods move this thread to the beginning Java section as it's not a Swing question.

Much luck, and again, welcome!
Rob Spoor

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 19908

Please UseAMeaningfulSubjectLine. You can use the edit button to change it in your original post.

Check out the % operator. For any multiple X of Y (for any values of X and Y), X % Y returns 0. I'm sure you can use that to check if a) your value is a divisible by 3, and b) your value is odd - not divisible by two.

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pete stein

Joined: Feb 23, 2007
Posts: 1561
[psssst: or both at one shot -- if number mod 6 == 3]
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: boolean