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Most Frequently asked Coding Questions

Here I will be mainly focusing on OnCampus technical Interviews because I have attended a couple of them. and I observed these are common questions to check you know the basics of coding or not.

1.To swap two numbers without using an extra variable

import java.util.*;
public class Main
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
         int a,b;
         System.out.println("Enter two numbers");
         Scanner sc = new Scanner(System.in);
         a = sc.nextInt();
         b = sc.nextInt();
         //logic to swap without using extra variable.
         a = a+b;
         b = a - b;
         a = a - b;
         System.out.println("After swapping: "+ "a="+ a +"," + "b="+ b );
    }
}

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2.Check given number is Amstrong Number or not

To Know more about Amstrong Number refer the link here

import java. util.*;
public class Main
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
         int a;
          Scanner sc = new Scanner(System.in);
         System.out.println("Enter the number");
         a = sc.nextInt();
         //to find length or number of digits in number
         int num = a;
         int len = 0;
         int rem;
         while(num!=0)
         {
             rem = num%10;
             num = num/10;
             len++;
         }
        //logic to check Armstrong number or Not 

        int sum = 0;
        num = a;
        while(num!=0)
        {
           rem = num%10;
           int mul= 1;
           for(int i=0;i<len;i++)
           {
               mul = mul * rem;
           }
           sum +=mul;
           num= num/10;
        }
        if(sum==a)
        {
            System.out.println("Amstrong Number");
        }
        else{
            System.out.println("Not an Amstrong number");
        }
    }
} 

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3.To find out the Fibonacci value

import java.util.Scanner;
public class Main
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        int n;
        Scanner sc = new Scanner(System.in);
        System.out.println("Enter the number");
        n = sc.nextInt();
        int n1 = 0 , n2 = 1;
        int res = 0;
        for(int i=2;i<=n;i++)
        {
            res = n1+n2;
            n1 = n2;
            n2 = res;
        }
        System.out.println("Fib of n is " + res);

    }
}


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4.to print Fibonacci series

import java.util.Scanner;
public class Main
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        int n;
        Scanner sc = new Scanner(System.in);
        System.out.println("Enter the number");
        n = sc.nextInt();
        int n1 = 0 , n2 = 1;
        int res = 0;
        System.out.print("Fibonacci series is " + n1 + " " + n2 + " ");
        for(int i=2;i<=n;i++)
        {
            res = n1+n2;
            n1 = n2;
            n2 = res;
            System.out.print(res + " ");
        }


    }
}

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5.Factorial of a number

import java.util.Scanner;
public class Main
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        int n;
        Scanner sc = new Scanner(System.in);
        System.out.println("Enter the number");
        n = sc.nextInt();
        int fact = 1;
        for(int i=1;i<=n;i++)
        {
            fact = fact * i;
        }
        System.out.println("Factorial of n is:" + fact);

    }
}

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6.LCM and GCD of a number

import java.util.Scanner;
public class Main
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        int n1,n2;
        Scanner sc = new Scanner(System.in);
        System.out.println("Enter the number");
        n1 = sc.nextInt();
        n2 = sc.nextInt();
        int numerator,denominator;
        if(n1>n2)
        {
            numerator = n1;
            denominator = n2;
        }
        else{
            numerator = n2;
            denominator = n1;
        }
        int rem = numerator%denominator;
        while(rem!=0)
        {
            numerator = denominator;
            denominator = rem;
            rem = numerator%denominator;
        }
        System.out.println("HCF of numbers:" + denominator );
        int lcm = (n1*n2)/denominator;
            System.out.println("LCM of numbers:" + lcm );
    }
}


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7.Program to check leap year or not

import java.util.Scanner;
public class Main
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        int n1,n2;
        Scanner sc = new Scanner(System.in);
        System.out.println("Enter the year");
        int year = sc.nextInt();
        if(year%4==0)
        {
            //check for century year
            if(year%100==0)
            {
                //check it is divisible by 400
                if(year%400==0)
                {
                    System.out.println("Leap year");
                }
                else{
                     System.out.println("Not a leap year");
                }
            }
            else{
                System.out.println("Leap year");
            }
        }
        else{
            System.out.println("Not a leap year");
        }

    }
}



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I hope this helps for your OnCampus technical Interviews.

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Jay Jeckel • Edited on

1.To swap two numbers without using an extra variable

I often ask this when doing interviews and I reject any candidate that doesn't point out that swapping two variables without using a temp variable is extremely bad practice and should never, never, never, never, never, never be done in a real project.

7.Program to check leap year or not

Likewise, the correct answer to this question is that dates are non-trivial and built-in packages should be used for any date handling or manipulation; one shouldn't be rolling their own logic for such things.

EDIT: I just noticed who the author is and I have to say I'm glad you are writing more articles. I love your vocabulary building series. :)

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vindhya Hegde Author

Thank you for reading the post and sharing your views

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Ralph Brooks • Edited on

1. To swap 2 numbers without using an extra variable

The real insight here is that the solution presented could cause arithmetic overflow if the user entered sufficiently large inputs.

An interviewer would likely ask the question to see how fluent programmer is with java data types and to see good the programmer is at spotting potential errors.

Anyone with further questions like this can ask away. I am on Twitter at @whiteowled .

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leob • Edited on

ad B) simple "follow the herd" principle applied by companies doing those interviews ;) and in return they'll get the candidates who most diligently rote memorized the questions and the answers

yes I shudder at all of this, so glad they never made me go through this kind of nonsense when I took my first steps as a junior ... customers pay us to solve their problems, not to generate Fibonacci numbers

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