Java: Check whether a number is a Duck Number or not

Java Numbers: Exercise-15 with Solution

Write a Java program to check whether a number is a Duck Number or not.

Note: A Duck number is a number which has zeroes present in it, but there should be no zero present in the beginning of the number. For example 3210, 7056, 8430709 are all duck numbers whereas 08237, 04309 are not.

Test Data
Input a number : 3210

Pictorial Presentation:

Java: Check whether a number is a Duck Number or not.

Sample Solution:

Java Code:

import java.util.Scanner;

public class Example15  {

    public static void main(String args[])
        Scanner sc = new Scanner(System.in);
        System.out.print("Input a number : ");
        String nstr = sc.nextLine();
        int l = nstr.length();  
        int ctr = 0;  
        char chr;
        for(int i=1;i<l;i++)
            chr = nstr.charAt(i); 
        char f = nstr.charAt(0); 
        if(ctr>0 && f!='0')
            System.out.println("Duck number");
            System.out.println("Not a duck number");

Sample Output:

Input a number : 3210                                                                                         
Duck number


Flowchart: Check whether a number is a Duck Number or not

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Checks if a value is positive power of two.

To understand how it works let's assume we made a call IsPowerOfTwo(4).

As value is greater than 0, so right side of the && operator will be evaluated.

The result of (~value + 1) is equal to value itself. ~100 + 001 => 011 + 001 => 100. This is equal to value.

The result of (value & value) is value. 100 & 100 => 100.

This will value the expression to true as value is equal to value.

public static boolean isPowerOfTwo(final int value) {
    return value > 0 && ((value & (~value + 1)) == value);

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