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    tonythekid92 is offline Member
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    Angry Finding Min/Max/Average/Sum in an Array.

    Pretty new to Java. The error i am getting is that the min value always comes out to be 0 when I dont even enter a 0. I know this is a beginner problem but I just need some help finding the min. What am i doing wrong?

    import java.util.Scanner;

    public class Arrays {

    public static void main(String[] args)
    int[]numbers=new int[5];
    int sum=0;
    int max=numbers[0];
    int min=numbers[0];
    double average=0.0;

    Scanner keyboard=new Scanner(;
    System.out.println("Enter 5 numbers:");

    for(int i=0;i<5;i++)

    if (numbers[i] > max)

    else if (numbers[i] < min)


    average = sum / 5;

    System.out.println("The sum of the numbers is " + sum);
    System.out.println("The max number is " + max);
    System.out.println("The min number is " + min );
    System.out.println("The average of the numbers is " + average);


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    Default Re: Finding Min/Max/Average/Sum in an Array.

    Think about it you initialize an array and all the indexes are set to 0, then you set a variable called min to 0. Every time the user enters something it will be compared to min in this case always 0 therefore the min will always be 0 unless the user enters a negative number.


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    Default Re: Finding Min/Max/Average/Sum in an Array.

    Please use code tags when posting code samples - thanks!

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