Method Overloading in Java with example

Method overloading in java means that a class can have two or more methods of same name if the argument lists that the method holds are different. Method overloading is also called static polymorphism. The example below shows how we can overload a method.

class MethodOverloading {
public int Sum(int a, int b){
int c = a + b;
return c;

public int Sum(int a, int b, int c){
int d = a+b+c;
return d;

public double Sum(double a, double b, double c, double d){

double e = a+b+c+d;
return e;

class Result{
public static void main(String[] args){

MethodOverloading obj1 = new MethodOverloading();

System.out.print(obj1.Sum(3.4, 4.2, 6.7, 8.4));



In the above example when the there are three methods of same name Sum() but the parameters  of these methods are different and they will return different values. So, when we give the arguments as two integers, it will execute first method, if we give parameters as three integers it will execute second method and if we give parameters as four doubles it will execute the third method.



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