How to take multiple integer input in one line using BufferedReader in Java

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Please help me to solve the problem of taking multiple integer input in a single line using BufferedReader class?

In Scanner class we can take multiple input like all elements of array in one line. How to do that using BufferedReader?
Mar 5, 2019 in Java by Shruti

4 answers to this question.

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According to me what you can do is take the input as a string and then divide it accordingly. If you want the input to be Integer then you can typecast it. Here is a small example for taking the input of an array in one line.

BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(; 
int num = Integer.parseInt(br.readLine()); //Length of Array
String s= br.readLine(); //Input the number seperated by space
int[] arr= new int[num];
String[] s1 = s.split(" ");
for(int i=0;i<num;i++)

This will work.

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answered Mar 5, 2019 by Priyaj
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no working ..i cant understand this useless code....yopur comment written on the code useless this confuses a person more than he already was
The other answer works fine
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Try this in case you don't know the number of integers

String[] integersInString = br.readLine().split(" ");
int a[] = new int[integersInString.length];
for (int i = 0; i < integersInString.length; i++) {
    a[i] = Integer.parseInt(integersInString[i]);
answered Aug 29, 2019 by Sirajul
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Thanks it works.
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Try the next:

int a[] = new int[n];
String line = br.readLine(); // to read multiple integers line
String[] strs = line.trim().split("\\s+");
for (int i = 0; i < n; i++) {
    a[i] = Integer.parseInt(strs[i]);
answered Dec 14, 2020 by Gitika
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To do this, we could read in the user’s input String by wrapping an InputStreamReader object in a BufferedReader object.

Then, we use the readLine() method of the BufferedReader to read the input String – say, two integers separated by a space character. These can be parsed into two separate Strings using the String.split() method, and then their values may be assigned to a and b, using the parseInt method as you suggest above.

(We would likely want to verify the user input as well to ensure it is in the desired format, but that issue hasn’t been addressed here.)

First, remember to import 58.* for the Reader objects. The readLine() method throws an IOException, so the Main method can go like this:

public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException 
BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader( 
new InputStreamReader(; 

String[] input = new String[2]; 
int a; 
int b; 

System.out.print("Please enter two integers: "); 
input = in.readLine().split(" "); 

a = Integer.parseInt(input[0]); 
b = Integer.parseInt(input[1]); 

System.out.println("You input: " + a + " and " + b); 

------------- ADDITIONAL INFO --------------

I forgot about the Scanner object. This can make things a lot simpler. Instead of importing the Reader objects, we import java.util.Scanner

The Scanner object can parse user input directly, so we don’t have to split Strings or use parseInt. Also, we don’t necessarily need to worry about catching an IOException. And, the user may input both integers on the same line, or even on different lines, as desired.

Using the Scanner object, our much simpler main function can go like this:

public static void main(String[] args) 
System.out.print("Please enter two integers: "); 

Scanner sc = new Scanner(; 

int a = sc.nextInt(); 
int b = sc.nextInt(); 

System.out.println("You input: " + a + " and " + b); 
answered Dec 14, 2020 by Roshni
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