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Java Question

Largest and smallest integer - exercise from Deitel's Java book

Exercise from Deitel's "Java How To Program" 10th edition:

2.24 (Largest and Smallest Integers) Write an application that reads five integers and determines and prints the largest and smallest
integers in the group. Use only the programming techniques you learned
in this chapter.

My code:

// Ex. 2.24:
// Obtain five numbers from the user, display largest and smallest from the group.
import java.util.Scanner;

public class LargestAndSmallestIntegers
public static void main(String[] args)
Scanner input = new Scanner(;
int number1,

System.out.print("Enter first integer: ");
number1 = input.nextInt();

System.out.print("Enter second integer: ");
number2 = input.nextInt();

System.out.print("Enter third integer: ");
number3 = input.nextInt();

System.out.print("Enter fourth integer: ");
number4 = input.nextInt();

System.out.print("Enter fifth integer: ");
number5 = input.nextInt();

largest = number1;
smallest = number1;

if (number2 > largest)
largest = number2;
if (number3 > largest)
largest = number3;
if (number4 > largest)
largest = number4;
if (number5 > largest)
largest = number5;

if (number2 < smallest)
largest = number2;
if (number3 < smallest)
largest = number3;
if (number4 < smallest)
largest = number4;
if (number5 < smallest)
largest = number5;

System.out.printf("Largest of five integers is %d, and smallest is %d%n", largest, smallest);

What did I do wrong? Why it doesn't pick-up the largest and smallest integers?


In the second block you check with smallest and assign to largest.