In this program, you'll learn to check if the given year is a leap year or not in Kotlin. This is checked using a if else statement and a when statement.

A leap year is exactly divisible by 4 except for century years (years ending with 00). The century year is a leap year only if it is perfectly divisible by 400.

```
fun main(args: Array<String>) {
val year = 1900
var leap = false
if (year % 4 == 0) {
if (year % 100 == 0) {
// year is divisible by 400, hence the year is a leap year
leap = year % 400 == 0
} else
leap = true
} else
leap = false
println(if (leap) "$year is a leap year." else "$year is not a leap year.")
}
```

When you run the program, the output will be:

1900 is not a leap year.

In the above program, given year 1900 is stored in the variable `year`.

- Since 1900 is divisble by 4 and is also a century year (ending with 00), it has be divisble by 400 for a leap year. Since it's not divisible by 400, 1900 is not a leap year.
- But, if we change the year to 2000, it is divisible by 4, is a century year and is also divisible by 400. So, 2000 is a leap year.
- Likewise, If we change the year to 2012, it is divisible by 4 and is not a century year, so 2012 a leap year. We don't need to check if 2012 is divisible by 400 or not.

Here's the equivalent Java code: Java Program to Check Leap Year

```
fun main(args: Array<String>) {
val year = 2012
var leap = false
leap = when {
year % 4 == 0 -> {
when {
year % 100 == 0 -> year % 400 == 0
else -> true
}
}
else -> false
}
println(if (leap) "$year is a leap year." else "$year is not a leap year.")
}
```

When run the program, the output will be:

2012 is a leap year.

In the above program, instead of using an if else statement, we have used a when expression.

The `when`

expression works as:

- When
`year`is divisible by 4- Another
`when`

expression is entered which checks if`year`is divisible by 100- If yes, it again checks if
`year`is divisble by 400 or not, and returns`true`

or`false`

- If yes, it again checks if
- If not divisble by 100,
`year`is not a century year (ending with 00) and returns`true`

- Another
- If
`year`is not divisible by 4, it returns`false`

Based on the value of `leap`, it prints the output using an *inline if else*.

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