Java: Find a missing number in an array

Java Array: Exercise-24 with Solution

Write a Java program to find a missing number in an array.

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Java Array Exercises: Find a missing number in an array

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Java Code:

// Import the java.util package to use utility classes, including Scanner.
import java.util.*;

// Define a class named Exercise24.
public class Exercise24 {
    // The main method for executing the program.
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // Declare variables for total number and an array of integers.
        int total_num;
        int[] numbers = new int[]{1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7};

        // Assign the value 7 to the variable total_num.
        total_num = 7;

        // Calculate the expected sum of numbers using the arithmetic sum formula.
        int expected_num_sum = total_num * ((total_num + 1) / 2);

        // Initialize a variable to store the sum of numbers.
        int num_sum = 0;

        // Iterate through the elements of the 'numbers' array.
        for (int i : numbers) {
            // Add each element to the 'num_sum' variable.
            num_sum += i;

        // Calculate the missing number by subtracting 'num_sum' from 'expected_num_sum'.
        System.out.print(expected_num_sum - num_sum);

        // Print a newline character to end the line.

Sample Data: 1,2,3,4,6,7

Sample Output:



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