Check If Two of Three Boolean Variables are True in Java


Write a Java Program to check if two of three Boolean variables are true.

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import java.util.Scanner;

public class BooleanChecker {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        boolean first;
        boolean second;
        boolean third;
        boolean result;

        // get boolean input from the user
        Scanner input = new Scanner(;
        System.out.println("Enter Boolean values as true/false for following. ");
        System.out.print("First: ");
        first = input.nextBoolean();
        System.out.print("Second: ");
        second = input.nextBoolean();
        System.out.print("Third ");
        third = input.nextBoolean();
        if(first) {
            // if first is true
            //check using OR gate ||
            // if one of the second and third is true
            result = second || third;
        else {

            // if first is false
            // both the second and third should be true
            // check using AND Gate &&
            result = second && third;
        if(result) {
            System.out.println("Two boolean variables are true.");
        else {
            System.out.println("Two boolean variables are not true.");
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Enter Boolean values as true/false for following.              
First: true                                                    
Second: false                                                  
Third true                                                     
Two boolean variables are true.
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  • This program verifies whether the values of two out of three given Boolean variables tend to be equal to true or not.
  • This example involves user input; therefore we employ Scanner utility provided by Java.
  • In the main method, initially four Boolean type variables are declared.
  • The first three variables are reserved for storing user input.
  • For the purpose of taking input from user, a Scanner object is instantiated.
  • Then a message is printed that indicates the user to enter the first value.
  • To make sure that the entered value is of Boolean type; nextBoolean() method is employed. Similar is the case with the second and third input.
  • In if condition, logical OR operator is employed that checks if the second or third value is true or not keeping in mind that the first value is supposed to be true.
  • On the other hand, if the first value is false; then the second and third value must be true. Here logical AND operator is being employed.