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Static method and variables
What will be the output of the following program?
public class GuessCondition
    static int a = 40;
    public static void main(String args[])
        System.out.print(a + " ");
    private static void add()
        a = a + 40;

A. 40 40
B. 0 0
C. 0 40
D. 40 80
E. Compilation Error or Runtime Error
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Ans is D..
Static variable: static variables are common to all Objects...if class has n number of instances than static variables are common to all...where we as instance variables will create n number..and we can access this variables with class and with instance also

Static Method:
in some situations we may need to access the methods without creating the this situations static methods will helpful...we can invoke the static methods with help of class name without creating the instance also...and we can not use the non-static(Instance) variables in the static methods

Execution: here we have a as static variable and we are calling add() there we are adding 40 to a than it will become 80..we are printing before and after adding so 40 80

Posted by Uday Kumar    2015-01-01 04:20:23


In above program static variables and methods are used.
--static variables have following properties:
1.They are initialized to zero.
2.They are called with class name.
3.All Objects of the class share the static variables.
4.Only static methods can access static variables.

In above program integer variable 'a' is declared as static and assigned to 40 and it is printed in main method which is also static.

Then add() method is called in which a is incremented by 40 i.e.
-------->    a=a+40=80.

Again it is printed in main so 80 will get printed.

Posted by Mânïshå Mùlchåndânï    2015-01-01 08:46:43

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