# How to multiply in Java

**multiplyExact()**” method can be used to multiply two values in java. The multiplication operator performs multiplication on any numeric value such as int, float, or double. The

**multiplyExact()**method deals with only integer and double type values. It takes two values, performs multiplication on them, and returns the resultant value. However, if the resultant value exceeds the limit/range, it throws an exception.

In this post, we will learn how to multiply in java, and in this regard, we will cover the below-listed concepts:

So, let’s get started!

## What are arithmetic operators in Java?

Java offers a set of arithmetic operators to perform different arithmetic tasks like multiplication, division, addition, etc.

Here is a list of arithmetic operators that can be used in java for different purposes:

Operator |
Functionality |
---|---|

* | Used to perform multiplication. |

+ | The addition operator is used to add different values. |

/ | Performs division. |

– | Performs subtraction. |

% | Returns remainder. |

As this post aims to describe how to multiply in java, so, we will utilize the * operator in all the examples to perform multiplication.

## How to multiply two numbers in Java?

Let’s consider some examples to learn how to multiply two numbers in java:

**Example:1 How to multiply two integers?**

int value1 = 150;

int value2 = 250;

int product = value1 * value2;

System.out.println(«Resultant output: « + product);

- Initially, we created two
**integers**and initialized them with**150**and**250**respectively. - Next, we created another variable named “
**product**” to store the multiplication result. - Finally, we printed the resultant value using the “
**System.out.println()**” statement:

This is how you can find the product of two integers.

**Example:2 How to multiply two floating-point numbers?**

float value1 = 14.72f;

float value2 = 12.55f;

float product = value1 * value2;

System.out.println(«Resultant output: « + product);

Here, in this example program:

- We have created two variables i.e. “
**value1**” and “**value2**” and assigned them some floating point values. - Next, we created another variable to store the product of “
**value1**” and “**value2**”. - Finally, we utilized the println() method to show the resultant output:

The output authenticates that the multiplication operator * works perfectly fine on the floating-point values.

**Example:3 How to multiply two doubles?**

double value1 = 155.72;

double value2 = 350.50;

double product = value1 * value2;

System.out.println(«Resultant output: « + product);

- Firstly, we created two
**double**type variables and assigned them**155.72**and**350.50**respectively. - Next, we created another variable named “
**product**” to store the multiplication result. - We utilized the * operator between two variables to perform the multiplication.
- Finally, we printed the resultant value using the “
**System.out.println()**” statement.

In this way, you can multiply the double values in java.

## What does multiplication overflow mean in Java?

In programming languages including java, each data type has some specific range. However, while multiplication, there is always a chance that the resultant value exceeds that range. In Java, such a situation is referred to as the multiplication overflow.

**Example:1 How multiplication overflow occurs:**

Example:1 How multiplication overflow occurs:

int value1 = 987654321;

int value2 = 987654321;

int product = value1 * value2;

System.out.println(«Resultant output: « + product);

- In this program, we have created two integer values that are within the range of int data types (i.e. -2,147,483,648 to 2,147,483,647).
- Next, we multiplied both the values and stored the result in a variable named “
**product**”. - The coetáneo resultant value after multiplication should be “
**975,461,057,789,971,041**”.

Let’s see what the output says when we run the above-given program:

On successful execution of the program we got a surprising output i.e. “**-238269855**”. This is because the maximum range for the integer data type is “**2,147,483,647**” however, the resultant value is “**975,461,057,789,971,041**” which is much more than the range of integer data type. Therefore we got an unusual value i.e. “**-238269855**”.

## How to fix multiplication overflow in Java?

The java **math** class offers a wide range of built-in methods. The **multiplyExact()** method is one of them. It can accept either double or int values. In Java, the **multiplyExact()** method is used to perform the multiplication on two values. If an out-of-range value occurs then it will throw an exception (instead of showing a misleading result).

**Example:2 how to use multiplyExact() method in Java**

int value1 = 987654321;

int value2 = 987654321;

try {

int product = Math.multiplyExact(value1, value2);

System.out.println(«Resultant output: « + product);

}

catch (ArithmeticException excep) {

System.out.println(«Multiplication Overflow occurs!»);

}

- We created two integers i.e. value1, and value2.
- Next, we assigned them some values.
- Afterward, we utilized the try-catch block to handle the exceptions.
- Within the try-block, we utilized the
**multiplyExact()**method to get the product of two values. - The catch block will get executed only if the resultant value is out-of-range.

This is how the **Math.multiplyExact()** method works in Java.

## Conclusion

Java offers a couple of ways to perform multiplication such as the **multiplication operator “*”** and a built-in method **multiplyExact()**. The multiplication operator performs multiplication on any numeric value such as int, float, or double. The **multiplyExact()** method deals with only integer and double type values. The benefit of using the** multiplyExact()** method is that it throws an exception if the resultant value exceeds the limit/range.