How to Reverse a Number in Java

In this post we’ll see how to reverse a number in Java. The Java program to reverse a number can be written in both iterative as well as recursive way. Both solutions are given here.

Logic for both of the method is similar; you need to do a modulo division by 10 to get the last digit and using that remainder you need to create the reversed number. In iterative method this will be done in a loop where as in a recursive method you will call the method again after removing the last digit.

Java code to reverse a number – Iterative and Recursive

public class ReverseNumber {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    int reverseNum = numberReverse(145);
    System.out.println("Reversed number is " +reverseNum);
    reverseNum = numberReverseRecursive(1997, 0);
    System.out.println("Reversed number is (recursive) " +reverseNum);
  private static int numberReverse(int number){
    int reverseNum = 0;
    int remainder;
      while (number > 0) {
        remainder = number % 10;
        reverseNum = (reverseNum * 10) + remainder;
        number = number / 10;
    return reverseNum;
  // recursive method
  private static int numberReverseRecursive(int number, int reverse){
    if (number != 0){
      reverse = reverse * 10 + (number % 10);
      // calling method again
      return numberReverseRecursive(number/10, reverse);
      return reverse;


Reversed number is 541
Reversed number is (recursive) 7991

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