Java Exercises: Test whether two lines PQ and RS are parallel

Java Basic: Exercise-222 with Solution

Write a Java program to test whether two lines PQ and RS are parallel. The four points are P(x1, y1), Q(x2, y2), R(x3, y3), S(x4, y4).

−100 ≤ x1, y1, x2, y2, x3, y3, x4, y4 ≤ 100
Each value is a real number with at most 5 digits after the decimal point.

Sample Solution:

Java Code:

 import java.util.*;
class Main {
    public static void main(String args[]){
        Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);
		System.out.println("Input P(x1,y1),separated by a space.");
        double x1 = in.nextDouble(), y1 = in.nextDouble();
		System.out.println("Input Q(x2,y2),separated by a space.");
        double x2 = in.nextDouble(), y2 = in.nextDouble();
		System.out.println("Input R(x3,y3),separated by a space.");
        double x3 = in.nextDouble(), y3 = in.nextDouble();
		System.out.println("Input S(x4,y4),separated by a space.");
        double x4 = in.nextDouble(), y4 = in.nextDouble();
        double p1 = x2 - x1, p2 = y2 - y1, q1 = x4 - x3, q2 = y4 - y3,
        r1 = x3 - x1, r2 = y3 - y1, s1 = x4 - x1, s2 = y4 - y1;
        if(Math.abs(p1*q2 - p2*q1)<1e-9)
           System.out.println("Two lines are parallel.");
           System.out.println("Two lines are not parallel.");

Sample Output:

Input P(x1,y1),separated by a space.
 5 6
Input Q(x2,y2),separated by a space.
 4 2
Input R(x3,y3),separated by a space.
 5 3
Input S(x4,y4),separated by a space.
 5 6
Two lines are not parallel.


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