Java Program to Check Prime Number

Write a Java program to check prime number. Given an input integer, We have to write an efficient code to check whether a number is prime or not.

Before writing a program, let’s quickly understand what is a prime number.

Prime Number

A prime number is a number that is greater than 1 and it has no positive divisors other than 1 and itself.

For example – 3, 13, 7  is a prime number, as it’s divisible by 1 and itself. Similarly, 29, 19 etc. are also prime numbers.

6 is not a prime number as it’s divisible by 1, 2, 3 and 6.

 2 is the only even prime number.


How to check whether a number is prime or not in Java