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Java Program to find Smallest element in the array

Get array size n and n elements of array, then find the smallest element among those elements.

Sample Input 1:

5 5 7 9 3 1

Sample Output 1:

1

Program or Solution

					    
							
import java.util.*;
class SmaArr
{
  public static void main(String args[])
  {
     int size,i,num;
     Scanner sc=new Scanner(System.in);
     System.out.println("Enter Size Of Array:");
     size=sc.nextInt();
     int a[]=new int[100];
     System.out.println("Enter The Array Elements:\n");
     for(i=0;i<size;i++)
        {
            a[i]=sc.nextInt();

	}
     int min=a[0];
     for(i=0;i<size;i++)
        {
            if(a[i]<min)
              {
                min=a[i];
              }

       }
       System.out.println("The Smallest Element In The Array Is:"+min);
  }
}

					    
					

Program Explanation

i is initialized to 0 and incremented by 1 at each iteration of both the for loops.

First for loop reads n input numbers from user and stores them in array a[] from location 0 to n-1 Initially assign the element located at 0 to max using min = a[0].

using second for loop visit each location serially from 1 to n-1.

if the element located in any position is lesser than min, then assign the element as max by using min = a[i] finally min holds the minimum value in the list.