java.lang.Long divideUnsigned(long dividend, long divisor)


The Long.divideUnsigned(long dividend, long divisor) java method returns the unsigned quotient of dividing the first argument by the second where each argument and the result is interpreted as an unsigned value.

Note that in two’s complement arithmetic, the three other basic arithmetic operations of add, subtract, and multiply are bit-wise identical if the two operands are regarded as both being signed or both being unsigned. Therefore separate addUnsigned, etc. methods are not provided.

Make a note that the divideUnsigned() method of Long class is static thus it should be accessed statically which means the we would be calling this method in this format:

Long.divideUnsigned(method args)

Non static method is usually called by just declaring method_name(argument) however in this case since the method is static, it should be called by appending the class name as suffix. We will be encountering a compilation problem if we call the java divideUnsigned method non statically.

Method Syntax

public static long divideUnsigned(long dividend, long divisor)

Method Argument

Data Type Parameter Description
long dividend the value to be divided
long divisor the value doing the dividing

Method Returns

The divideUnsigned(long dividend, long divisor) method of Long class returns the unsigned quotient of the first argument divided by the second argument


Requires Java 1.8 and up

Java Long divideUnsigned() Example

Below is a simple java example on the usage of divideUnsigned() method of Long class.


import java.util.Scanner;

 * This example source code demonstrates the use of  
 * divideUnsigned(long dividend, long divisor) method of Long class

public class LongDivideUnsignedExample {

	public static void main(String[] args) {
		// Ask for user input
		System.out.print("Enter the dividend:");
		// declare a scanner object to read the user input
		Scanner s = new Scanner(;
		// assign the input to a variable
		Long dividend = s.nextLong();
		// Ask for another value
		System.out.print("Enter the divisor:");
		Long divisor = s.nextLong();
		// get the quotient (unsigned)
		long result = Long.divideUnsigned(dividend, divisor);
		// print the result
		// close the scanner object


Sample Output

Below is the sample output when you run the above example.

Java Long divideUnsigned(long dividend, long divisor) example output