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Java - Math addExact() Method

The Java Math addExact() method returns sum of its arguments. The method can be overloaded and it can take int and long arguments. It throws an exception, if the result overflows an int or a long.


public static int addExact(int x, int y)  
public static long addExact(long x, long y)  


x Specify the first value.
y Specify the second value.

Return Value

Returns sum of its arguments.


throws ArithmeticException, if the result overflows an int or a long.


In the example below, addExact() method is used to add given numbers.

public class MyClass {
 public static void main(String[] args) {
  int x = 12, y = 17;
  long p = 145, q = 139;
  System.out.println(Math.addExact(x, y)); 
  System.out.println(Math.addExact(p, q));    

The output of the above code will be:


❮ Java Math Methods