## Java || Modulus – Celsius To Fahrenheit Conversion Displaying Degrees Divisible By 10 Using Modulus

This page will consist of two simple programs which demonstrate the use of the modulus operator (%).

**REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE FOR THIS PROGRAM**

`Modulus`

Do/While Loop

Methods (A.K.A "Functions") - What Are They?

Simple Math - Divisibility

Celsius to Fahrenheit Conversion

**===== FINDING THE DIVISIBILITY OF A NUMBER =====**

Take a simple arithmetic problem: what’s left over when you divide an odd number by an even number? The answer may not be easy to compute, but we know that it will most likely result in an answer which has a decimal remainder. How would we determine the divisibility of a number in a programming language like Java? That’s where the modulus operator comes in handy.

To have divisibility means that when you divide the first number by another number, the quotient (answer) is a whole number (i.e – no decimal values). Unlike the division operator, the modulus operator (‘%’), has the ability to give us the remainder of a given mathematical operation that results from performing integer division.

To illustrate this, here is a simple program which prompts the user to enter a number. Once the user enters a number, they are asked to enter in a divisor for the previous number. Using modulus, the program will determine if the second number is divisible by the first number. If the modulus result returns 0, the two numbers are divisible. If the modulus result does not return 0, the two numbers are not divisible. The program will keep re-prompting the user to enter in a correct choice until a correct result is obtained.

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import java.util.Scanner; public class Modulus{ // global variable declaration static Scanner cin = new Scanner(System.in); public static void main(String[] args) { // declare & initialize variables int numerator = 0; int denominator = 0; double multiple = 0; System.out.println("Welcome to My Programming Notes' Java Program.n"); // get first number System.out.print("Please enter a value: "); numerator = cin.nextInt(); // get second number System.out.print("nPlease enter a factor of "+numerator+": "); do{ // loop will keep going until the user enters a correct answer denominator = cin.nextInt(); // this is the modulus declaration, which will find the // remainder between the 2 numbers multiple = numerator % denominator; // if the modulus result returns 0, the 2 numbers // are divisible if(multiple == 0) { System.out.println("nCorrect! "+numerator+" is divisible by " +denominator); System.out.println("n("+numerator+"/"+denominator+") = " + ""+(numerator/denominator)); } // if the user entered an incorrect choice, promt an error message else { System.out.print("nIncorrect, "+numerator+" is not divisible by " +denominator); System.out.print(".nnPlease enter a new multiple integer for " +numerator+": "); } }while(multiple != 0); // ^ loop stops once user enters correct choice }// end of main }// http://programmingnotes.org/

The above program determines if number ‘A’ is divisible be number ‘B’ via modulus. Unlike the division operator, which does not return the remainder of a number, the modulus operator does, thus we are able to find divisibility between two numbers.

To demonstrate the above code, here is a sample run:

`Welcome to My Programming Notes' Java Program.`

Please enter a value: 21

Please enter a factor of 21: 5Incorrect, 21 is not divisible by 5.

Please enter a new multiple integer for 21: 7

Correct! 21 is divisible by 7

`(21/7) = 3`

**===== CELSIUS TO FAHRENHEIT CONVERSION DISPLAYING DEGREES DIVISIBLE BY 10 =====**

Now that we understand how modulus works, the second program shouldn’t be too difficult. This function first prompts the user to enter in an initial (low) value. After the program obtains the low value from the user, the program will ask for another (high) value. After it obtains the needed information, it displays all the degrees, from the range of the low number to the high number, which are divisible by 10. So if the user enters a low value of 3 and a high value of 303, the program will display all of the Celsius to Fahrenheit degrees within that range which are divisible by 10.

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import java.util.Scanner; public class Temperature{ // global variable declaration static Scanner cin = new Scanner(System.in); public static void main(String[] args) { // declare & initialize variables int low = 0; int high = 0; double degreeFahrenhiet = 0; double multiple = 0; System.out.println("Welcome to My Programming Notes' Java Program.n"); // get data from user System.out.print("Enter a low number: "); low = cin.nextInt(); System.out.print("nEnter a high number: "); high = cin.nextInt(); // displays data back to user in table form System.out.print("nCelsius Fahrenheit:n"); // display the initial 'low' converted degrees to the user System.out.println(low+"t"+ConvertCelsiusToFahrenheit(low)); // this loop displays all the degrees that are divisible by 10 do{ // this increments the current degree number by 1 ++low; // this converts the current number from celsius to fahrenhiet degreeFahrenhiet = ConvertCelsiusToFahrenheit(low); // this is the modulus operation which finds the // numbers which are divisible by 10 multiple = low % 10; // the program will only display the degrees to the user via // cout which are divisible by 10 if(multiple == 0) { System.out.println(low+"t"+degreeFahrenhiet); } }while(low < high); // ^ loop stops once the 'low' variable reaches the 'high' variable // displays the 'high' converted degrees to the user System.out.println(high+"t"+ConvertCelsiusToFahrenheit(high)); }// end of main static double ConvertCelsiusToFahrenheit(int degree) { return ((1.8 * degree) + 32.0); }// end of ConvertCelsiusToFahrenheit}// http://programmingnotes.org/

**QUICK NOTES:**

The highlighted lines are sections of interest to look out for.

The code is heavily commented, so no further insight is necessary. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.

Once compiled, you should get this as your output

`Welcome to My Programming Notes' Java Program.`

Enter a low number: 3

Enter a high number: 303

`Celsius Fahrenheit:`

3..........37.4

10.........50

20.........68

30.........86

40........104

50........122

60........140

70........158

80........176

90........194

100.......212

110.......230

120.......248

130.......266

140.......284

150.......302

160.......320

170.......338

180.......356

190.......374

200.......392

210.......410

220.......428

230.......446

240.......464

250.......482

260.......500

270.......518

280.......536

290.......554

300.......572

303.......577.4

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