Fall 2012, The College of Saint Rose

Sum2ToNBy2 BlueJ Project

Sum2ToNBy2 Source Code

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### Sum2ToNBy2.java

```/*
* Example Sum2ToNBy2: sum the even integers from 2 to some specified upper limt
*
* Jim Teresco, The College of Saint Rose, CSC 202, Fall 2012
*
* \$Id: Sum2ToNBy2.java 1937 2012-10-08 18:06:13Z terescoj \$
*/

import java.util.Scanner;

public class Sum2ToNBy2 {

public static void main(String[] args) {

// we'll read the upper limit from the keyboard
Scanner keyboard = new Scanner(System.in);

// the upper limit should be an even number greater than 0
int upperLimit = 0;
while (upperLimit <= 0 || upperLimit % 2 != 0) {

System.out.print("Enter an even positive integer for the upper limit of our sum: ");
upperLimit = keyboard.nextInt();

if (upperLimit <= 0) {
System.out.println("Make it positive!");
}
else if (upperLimit % 2 != 0) {
System.out.println("Make it even!");
}
}

// now we are ready to compute the sum
// initialize to 0 to start
int sum = 0;

// count by 2's up to our limit:
// notice we are initializing our number to 2, we continue
// as long as number is less than or equal to the
// upper limit, and we add 2 to the number each time around
// using our += shorthand notation for number = number + 2
for (int number = 2; number <= upperLimit; number += 2) {

// shorthand to add number to sum
sum += number;
}

// and print our result
System.out.println("Our sum is " + sum);

}
}
```