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Friday, 29 January 2016

Difference between arguments and parameters in Java

Parameter is defined in the method header whereas an argument is the instance passed to the method during run-time.
public class Parameters and Arguments {

    public static int divide(int a, int b) { //a, b are parameters here
        return a%b;


    public static void main(String[] args) {
        int x=divide(a, b); //a, b are arguments here

Here a and b are formal parameters which is declared in the method's header. 
Whereas the a and b becomes arguments in the point of invocation.