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Write a Kotlin Program to check whether number is prime or not.

For example,

Input 12 Output 12 is not prime

Input 13 Output 13 is prime

## 1. Program to Check Whether Number is prime or not

Now, we will check whether number is prime or not using for loop

Sourcecode –

fun main() { val read = Scanner(System.`in`) println("Enter n:") val n = read.nextInt() if(checkPrime(n)) println("$n is prime") else println("$n is not prime") } private fun checkPrime(n: Int): Boolean { // Number less than or equal 1 is not prime if(n <= 1) return false // 2 is only even prime number if(n == 2) return true // Check if number (> 2) is even. If yes, it is not prime. if(n % 2 == 0) return false var flag = true val root = sqrt(n.toDouble()).toInt() // We need to check till square root of n only to find whether n is prime. for(i in 3..root step 2) { if((n % i) == 0) { flag = false break } } return flag }

When you run the program, output will be –

Enter n: 101 101 is prime

###### Explanation:

Here, we have created an object of Scanner. Scanner takes an argument which says where to take input from.

**System.`in`** means take input from standard input – Keyboard.

**read.nextInt()** means read anything (i.e. Int value) entered by user before space or line break from standard input – Keyboard.

We stored entered value in variable **n**

We defined a function **checkPrime** that returns true if n is prime else it returns false.

Inside **checkPrime** function,

- If n <= 1 , it's not a prime number. So, returns false.
- If n == 2, it only even prime number. So, returns true.
- Then, we check if n is even or not. Not that this will be checked only if above two conditions are false. If n is even, it’s not prime number. So, returns false.
- Now, we know this number is not even and greater than 2. Also, we need to check conditions till square root only. So, we find square root of n and stored in variable
**root** - Then, we run a loop from 3 to square root. Note that we have increased the loop by step 2. That’s because we do not need to check for even number. We already know that n is not even.
- If at value of i, n is divisible, it means it is not prime. So, we set flag to false and break the loop
- Finally, we return value of flag (Either true or false).

Thus, we went through Kotlin Program to check whether number is prime or not.

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