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Xylem and Phloem Number in Java

In this section, we will learn what is xylem and phloem number and also create Java programs to check if the given number is xylem or phloem. The xylem and phloem number program frequently asked in Java coding tests and academics.

Xylem and Phloem Number

A number N will be a xylem number if the sum of its extreme (first and last) digits is equal to the sum of mean (all digits except first and last) digits. If the sum of extreme digits is not equal to the sum of mean digits, the number is called phloem number.

Xylem and Phloem Number in Java

In short, we can say that:

Xylem Number

Sum of extreme digits = Sum of mean digits

Xylem Number

Sum of extreme digits ≠ Sum of mean digits

Xylem and Phloem Number Example

Example of Xylem and Phloem Numbers
Number Extreme Digits Sum of Extreme Digits Mean Digits Sum of Mean Digits Comparing Sum Xylem or Phloem
12348 1, 8 9 2, 3, 4 9 9 = 9 Xylem
12225 1, 5 6 2, 2, 2 6 6 = 6 Xylem
825122 8, 2 10 2, 5, 1, 2 10 10 = 10 Xylem
761312 7, 2 9 6, 1, 3, 1 11 9 ≠ 11 Phloem
271389 2, 9 11 7, 1, 3, 8 19 11 ≠ 19 Phloem
17156 1, 6 7 7, 1, 5 13 7 ≠ 13 Phloem

Steps to find Xylem and Phloem Number

  1. Read or initialize a number N.
  2. Find the extreme digits of N.
  3. Sum up the extreme digits and store the sum in a variable (extreme_sum).
  4. Find the mean digits of N.
  5. Sum up the mean and store the sum in a variable (mean_sum).
  6. Compare both sums (that we get from steps 3 and 5).
    • If they are equal, the number is a xylem
    • Else, the number is a phloem

Let's implement the above steps in a Java program and check if the given number is xylem or phloem.

Xylem and Phloem Number Java Program

XylemPhloemExample .java

Output 1:

Enter a number: 825122
The sum of extreme digits: 10
The sum of mean digits: 10
825122 is a xylem number.

Output 2:

Enter a number: 761312
The sum of extreme digits: 9
The sum of mean digits: 11
761312 is a phloem number.





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