**Objective: **Given a array of integers, in which every elements occurs even number of times except one number which occurs add number of times. Find out that number.

**Example****:**

int[] A = { 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7 }; Element appearing add number of times: 5

**Approach:**

**we know that A XOR A = 0 so numbers appearing even number of times will be cancelled out and remaining element will the number which is appearing odd number of times.**

**Code:**

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public class OddOccuringNumber { | |

public static int findNumber(int [] A){ | |

int x=0; | |

for(int i=0;i<A.length;i++){ | |

x= x^A[i]; | |

} | |

return x; | |

} | |

public static void main(String[] args) { | |

int[] A = { 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7 }; | |

System.out.println("Element appearing add number of times: " + findNumber(A)); | |

} | |

} |

**Output**:

Element appearing add number of times: 5

Code Does not work for this input : {2, 7, 5, 4, 5, 2, 4, 3, 5, 2, 4, 4, 2, 7, 4, 4};

Returns ‘6’ which is not even in the array.

Because your input has two numbers 3 and 5 which occurs odd number of times. Objective of problem is ” Given a array of integers, in which every elements occurs even number of times except one number which occurs add number of times”