Add two numbers

This tutorial will demonstrate how to read from the input console (console line) to answer the prompts. The prompts will need to be a integer value to add the two inputs together.

I am using the InputStreamReader to convert the (console) into a stream, which into converted with a BufferedReader to get the whole line and not just one character/number.

The code

// just import the BufferedReader and inputstream reader
class addtwonumbers
       public static void main(String[] args)
              // reader (e.g. the input from the console)
              InputStreamReader ISR = new InputStreamReader(;       
              // buffer the console reader
              BufferedReader BR = new BufferedReader(ISR);                     
              // the default values for the two numbers
              int val1 = 0;
              int val2 = 0;
                     // output the question.
                     System.out.print("Enter first number : ");
                     // read in the console intput one line (BR.readLine) and then convert to a integer
                     val1 = Integer.parseInt(BR.readLine());
                     System.out.print("Enter second number : ");
                     val2 = Integer.parseInt(BR.readLine());
              catch (Exception ex)
                     // if the input was a string.
              // output the answer of adding both of the values together
              System.out.println("Answer = " + (val1 + val2));

save that as, because of course java is very picky about the class name to the java file, because Java creates a class of the same name as the class which in-turn is what the java virtual machine uses to execute.

Once compiled (javac and executed (java addtwonumbers) the output will be

Enter first number : 30
Enter second number : 23
Answer = 53

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