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October 27, 2008 / Narayan

Static method

public class Student {

private static int totalStudents;

// Other details omitted.

// Constructor.

public Student() {

// Details omitted.

// Automatically increment the student count every time we

// instantiate a new Student.



// The following three methods are now static methods; .

public static int getTotalStudents() {

return totalStudents;


public static void setTotalStudents(int x) {

totalStudents = x;


public static void reportTotalEnrollment() {

System.out.println(“Total Enrollment: ” + getTotalStudents());


public static void main (String[] args) {

//Static methods can be invoked from a class filename

//or invoke it from the object related class





*Student s1 = new Student();







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