Euler Problem 19

You are given the following information, but you may prefer to do some research for yourself.

  • 1 Jan 1900 was a Monday.
  • Thirty days has September,
    April, June and November.
    All the rest have thirty-one,
    Saving February alone,
    Which has twenty-eight, rain or shine.
    And on leap years, twenty-nine.
  • A leap year occurs on any year evenly divisible by 4, but not on a century unless it is divisible by 400.

How many Sundays fell on the first of the month during the twentieth century (1 Jan 1901 to 31 Dec 2000)?

I think this was a new record for me. Solved it in about 3 minutes using the Calendar class. No point calculating it out by longhand and revinventing the wheel. If you think I copped out — bite me. The Java Calendar class was built for stuff like this.

import java.util.Calendar;

public class Euler19
    public static void main(String[] args)
        System.out.print(“Problem 19:\n”);
        Euler19 e = new Euler19();
        System.out.print(“Answer = ” + e.Problem()+ “\n”);
    public String Problem ()
        int total = 0;
        Calendar date = Calendar.getInstance();
        for (int year = 1901; year <= 2000; year++)
            for (int month = 1; month <=12; month++)
                date.set(year, month, 1);
                if (date.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_WEEK) == Calendar.SUNDAY)
        return String.valueOf(total);


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