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Kotlin Program to Check Whether a Number is Palindrome or Not

In this program, you'll learn to check whether a number is palindrome or not in Kotlin. This is done by using while loop.

Example: Program to Check Palindrome

fun main(args: Array<String>) {
    var num = 121
    var reversedInteger = 0
    var remainder: Int
    val originalInteger: Int

    originalInteger = num

    // reversed integer is stored in variable
    while (num != 0) {
        remainder = num % 10
        reversedInteger = reversedInteger * 10 + remainder
        num /= 10

    // palindrome if orignalInteger and reversedInteger are equal
    if (originalInteger == reversedInteger)
        println("$originalInteger is a palindrome.")
        println("$originalInteger is not a palindrome.")

When you run the program, the output will be:

121 is a palindrome.

Note: You can change the value of num to say 11221, and when you run the program, the output will be:

11221 is not a palindrome.

Here's equivalent Java code: Java Program to Check Palindrome Number

In this program,

  • First, given number (num)'s value is stored in another integer variable, originalInteger. This is because, we need to compare the values of reversed number and original number at the end.
  • Then, a while loop is used to loop through num until it is equal to 0.
    • On each iteration, the last digit of num is stored in remainder.
    • Then, remainder is added to reversedInteger such that it is added to the next place value (multiplication by 10).
    • Then, the last digit is removed from num after division by 10.
  • Finally, reversedInteger and originalInteger are compared. If equal, it is a palindrome number. If not, it isn't.

Here are the execution steps that takes place:

Palindrome execution steps
num num != 0 remainder reversedInteger
121 true 1 0 * 10 + 1 = 1
12 true 2 1 * 10 + 2 = 12
1 true 1 12 * 10 + 1 = 121
0 false - 121
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