# Static method – java convert decimal to octal

Let’s learn static method – java convert decimal to octal.

## Static method – java convert decimal to octal

Write a java program to convert a decimal number to octal number is one of the common java interview question.

In this post let’s learn decimal to octal conversion using static method.

In order to convert decimal to octal first user enters a decimal number. Then this decimal number is divided by 8.

After dividing decimal number by 8 store the remainder.

Now we have to repeat previous steps until number is divided.

In the last step print the reverse of the remainder we got while dividing by 8 in the console.

This reversed octal number is equivalent to decimal number.

Decimal to octal conversion

Here’s how to write static method convert a decimal number to octal number.

```import java.util.Scanner;
public class DecimalToOctal
{
static int a = 1;
public static void main(String[] args)
{
int decimal;
Scanner sc = new Scanner(System.in);
System.out.println("Please enter a decimal number : ");
decimal = sc.nextInt();
System.out.println("The octal number is : ");
int[] oct = convertToOctal(decimal);
for(int x = a - 1; x > 0; x--)
{
System.out.print(oct[x]);
}
sc.close();
}
static int[] convertToOctal(int oct)
{
int y[] = new int;
while(oct != 0)
{
y[a++] = oct % 8;
oct = oct / 8;
}
return y;
}
}

```

Output:

Please enter a decimal number : 100
The octal number is : 144

Click here to learn vice versa of above java program with explanation.

Also read – convert decimal to binary in java