Java.math.MathContext.equals() Method



The java.math.MathContext.equals(Object x) compares this MathContext with the specified Object for equality.


Following is the declaration for java.math.MathContext.equals() method

public boolean equals(Object x)


equals in class Object


  • x - Object to which this MathContext is to be compared

Return Value

This method returns true if and only if the specified Object is a MathContext object which has exactly the same settings as this object.


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The following example shows the usage of math.MathContext.equals() method

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.math.*;

public class MathContextDemo {

public static void main(String[] args) {

        // create 3 MathContext objects
        MathContext mc1, mc2, mc3;

        // assign context settings to mc1, mc2, mc3
        mc1 = new MathContext(2);
        mc2 = new MathContext(2, RoundingMode.HALF_UP);
	mc3 = new MathContext(2, RoundingMode.HALF_DOWN);

        // create 2 boolean objects
        Boolean b1, b2;

        // compare context settings of mc1 with mc2, mc3
        b1 = mc1.equals(mc2);
	b2 = mc1.equals(mc3);

        String str1 = "Context settings of mc1 and mc2 are equal is " + b1;
	String str2 = "Context settings of mc1 and mc3 are equal is " + b2;

	// print b1, b2 values
        System.out.println( str1 );
	System.out.println( str2 );

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

Context settings of mc1 and mc2 are equal is true
Context settings of mc1 and mc3 are equal is false