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Check if a String contains numbers Java

I’m writing a program where the user enters a String in the following format:

"What is the square of 10?"
  1. I need to check that there is a number in the String
  2. and then extract just the number.
  3. If i use .contains("\d+") or .contains("[0-9]+"), the program can’t find a number in the String, no matter what the input is, but .matches("\d+")will only work when there is only numbers.

What can I use as a solution for finding and extracting?


The solution I went with looks like this:

Pattern numberPat = Pattern.compile("\d+");
Matcher matcher1 = numberPat.matcher(line);

Pattern stringPat = Pattern.compile("What is the square of", Pattern.CASE_INSENSITIVE);
Matcher matcher2 = stringPat.matcher(line);

if (matcher1.find() && matcher2.find())
    int number = Integer.parseInt(;                    
    pw.println(number + " squared = " + (number * number));

I’m sure it’s not a perfect solution, but it suited my needs. Thank you all for the help. 🙂