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corejava-programming: Java program to check given number is Lychrel Number or not

If we take 47, reverse and add, 47 + 74 = 121, which is palindromic. Not all numbers produce palindromes so quickly. For example, 349 + 943 = 1292, 1292 + 2921 = 4213 4213 + 3124 = 7337 That is, 349 took three iterations to arrive at a palindrome. Although some numbers like 196, never produce a palindrome. A number that never forms a palindrome through the reverse and add process is called a Lychrel number. Write a java program to take a number and check whether it is a Lychrel number or not. If a number is not Lychrel then print the number of iterations that it took to produce a palindrome. If the number is Lychrel then print the 5th iteration NOTE: Check only till 10 iterations. If till 10 iterations you cannot find the palindrome then consider that number as Lychrel number. Use long datatype Sample Input: 47 Sample Output: 1 Sample Input: 349 Sample Output: 3 Sample Input: 196 Sample Output: 196 is a Lychrel Number 5th iteration of number 196 is 52514

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Posted On : 2017-07-09 14:22:26.0
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import java.util.Scanner;

public class LychrelNumber {
public static void main(String[] args) {
Scanner input=new Scanner(;
long number=input.nextLong();
public static void checkLychrel(long input){
boolean result=true;
String fifthIterationResult=null;
Long temp=input;
for(int i=1;i<=10;i++){
if(temp==Integer.parseInt(new StringBuilder(temp.toString()).reverse().toString())){
}else if(i==5){
fifthIterationResult="5th iteration of number "+input+" is "+temp;
System.out.println(input+" is a Lychrel Number");

private static Long reverseAndAdd(Long number){
return number+Long.parseLong(new StringBuilder(number.toString()).reverse().toString());


Posted On : 2017-07-09 23:01:33
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profile Rishi Kumar - Rishi Kumar
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thank you sir..but can this possible using array ?
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Posted On :2017-07-11 17:14:42.0
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Hi Divesh,
I think we can use array to get the reverse of a String, else if you want to store each iteration result in array, we can do that also, but i think it is not a good idea to consume more memory. Please check below code snippet


//return number+Long.parseLong(getReverse(number.toString()));

public static String getReverse(String input){
char[] charArray=input.toCharArray();
StringBuilder sb=new StringBuilder();
for(int i=charArray.length-1;i>=0;i--){
return sb.toString();
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Posted On :2017-07-11 22:53:47.0
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