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Java program to fill a 2-D array with Prime numbers


Write a Program in Java to fill a 2-D array with the first ‘m*n’ prime numbers, where ‘m’ is the number of rows and ‘n’ is the number of columns.

For example: If rows = 4 and columns = 5, then the result should be:

2d prime matrix


* The class FillPrime fills a 2D array with 'm*n' Prime numbers
* @author :
* @Program Type : BlueJ Program - Java

class FillPrime
    boolean isPrime(int n) // Function for checking whether a number is prime or not
        int c = 0;
        for(int i = 1; i<=n; i++)
            if(n%i == 0)
        if(c == 2)
            return true;
            return false;
   public static void main(String args[])throws IOException
       FillPrime ob = new FillPrime();
       BufferedReader br=new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(;

       System.out.print("Enter the number of rows: ");
       int m=Integer.parseInt(br.readLine());
       System.out.print("Enter the number of columns: ");
       int n=Integer.parseInt(br.readLine());
       int A[][]=new int[m][n]; // 2D array for storing 'm*n' prime numbers
       int B[] = new int [m*n]; // 1D array for storing 'm*n' prime numbers
       int i = 0, j;
       int k = 1; // For generating natural numbers
       /* First saving the 'm*n' prime numbers into a 1D Array */
       while(i < m*n)
                   B[i] = k;
       /* Saving the 'm*n' prime numbers from 1D array into the 2D Array */
       int x = 0;
       for(i=0; i<m; i++)
           for(j=0; j<n; j++)
               A[i][j] = B[x];
       /* Printing the resultant 2D array */
       System.out.println("The Filled Array is :");
       for(i=0; i<m; i++)
            for(j=0; j<n; j++)

Note: If you are asked to input a square matrix of size ‘n*n’ then just input the value of ‘n’ and replace ‘r’ and ‘c’ in the above program with ‘n’.
Similarly, you can fill a 2D array with any type of number. Just replace the function isPrime() in the above program with the appropriate function.


2d prime matrix java

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