Leon Horka - 2 years ago 220

Java Question

So, I want to split an integer into digits and then raise each number to the power 2 and print out that, but this is what I have:

`int n = 666;`

String number = String.valueOf(n);

for(int i = 0; i < number.length(); i++) {

int j = Character.digit(number.charAt(i), 10);

Math.pow(j, 2);

System.out.println(j);

The output is only the

`666`

What is it I'm doing wrong?

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Answer Source

Your code isn't working because you don't actually use the return value of `Math.pow()`

.

`Math.pow(x, 2)`

is one way to raise a number to the power of 2, but it is floating-point math, not integer math. Power of 2 means to multiply the number by itself, so `x * x`

is much better.

```
int number = 299792458; // Speed of light in m/s
for (char ch : Integer.toString(number).toCharArray()) {
int digit = ch - '0';
System.out.println(digit * digit);
}
```

Or using Java 8 streams:

```
int number = 299792458; // Speed of light in m/s
Integer.toString(number)
.chars()
.map(c -> (c - '0') * (c - '0'))
.forEach(System.out::println);
```

**OUTPUT**

```
4
81
81
49
81
4
16
25
64
```

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