Distinct elements in array

In this article, we are going to find distinct element in array using java code.


if n=5(size of ann array)

arr={45,23,5,23,45}, then the output will be 3.


  • Take array input from user using scanner.
  • Take a Boolean variable and initialize it true.
  • Take a variable count and initialize it with 0 .
  • Run a loop from i=0 to size of arrray-1.
  • Run another loop from j=i-1 to j>=0.
  • Inside second loop check if a[i] = a[j], then update Boolean varirable to false and break the loop,
  • decrement j by 1.
  • end of second loop
  • if Boolean variable is true then increment count by 1.
  • update Boolean variable to true.
  • end of first loop.
  • count will hold the number of distinct element in given array.

Java code to find distinct element in given array:-

package gangforcode;
import java.util.Scanner;
public class DistinctElements {
 public static int CountDigits(int[] a,int n) {
	 int Count=0;
	 boolean isDistinct=true;
	 for(int i=0;i<n;i++) {
		 for(int j=i-1;j>=0;j--) {
			 if(a[i]==a[j]) {
		 if(isDistinct==true) {
	 return Count;

	public static void main(String[] args) {
		Scanner sc = new Scanner(System.in);
		int n=sc.nextInt();
		int[]a=new int[n];
		for(int i=0;i<n;i++) {


Find distinct element

You can use same logic to find distinct element in given array using another programing language like C, C++, Python.

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