# How to find all leap years between two given years in Java?

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__Problem Description__ :

Write a program in Java that prints all the leap years between two given years with proper validations.

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__Concept__ :

A leap year is a year containing one additional day. Leap year has 366 days. If any year satisfies any one of following two conditions than we can say that year is a leap year.

- It is evenly divisible by 4 but not 100.
- It is evenly divisible by 400.

**Examples**: 2000,2004, 2008 etc.

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__Recommended__ :

**How to check whether given year is leap year or not?**

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__Java Program__ :

package com.javamultiplex.datetime; import java.util.Scanner; /** * * @author Rohit Agarwal * @category Date and Time * @problem Print all the leap years between two given years * */ public class LeapYearsBetweenYears { public static void main(String[] args) { Scanner input = null; try { input = new Scanner(System.in); System.out.println("Enter lower limit of year : "); String lower = input.next(); System.out.println("Enter upper limit of year : "); String upper = input.next(); if (isValidYear(lower) && isValidYear(upper) && (lower.compareTo(upper) < 0)) { // Converting String to Integer int year1 = Integer.parseInt(lower); int year2 = Integer.parseInt(upper); System.out.println("Leap years : "); for (int i = year1; i <= year2; i++) { if (isLeapYear(i)) { System.out.println(i); } } } else { System.out.println("Please enter valid year limits."); } } finally { if (input != null) { input.close(); } } } private static boolean isValidYear(String year) { boolean result = false; // Regular expression that matches a String contains 4 digits. String pattern = "[0-9]{4}"; if (year.matches(pattern)) { result = true; } return result; } private static boolean isLeapYear(int myYear) { boolean result = false; if ((myYear % 4 == 0 && myYear % 100 != 0) || myYear % 400 == 0) { result = true; } return result; } }

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__Output__ :

Output - How to find leap years between two given years in Java? |

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__References__ :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regular_expression

https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/lang/Integer.html

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**Tags : Date and Time problems, leap years between two years, Solution in Java, String, Regular expressions, if else statement, for loop.**

How to find all leap years between two given years in Java?
Reviewed by Rohit Agarwal
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1/05/2017
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