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Java LocalDate minusWeeks() Method

Java minusWeeks() method is used to minus the specified number of weeks from a date. It subtracts the weeks and returns a new LocalDate. For example, 2009-10-10 minus one week would result in 2009-10-03.

It takes a long type argument that represents the number of weeks and returns a new LocalDate. The syntax of the method is given below.

Syntax

public LocalDate minusWeeks(long weeksToSubtract)

Parameters:

It takes a parameter of long type that represents number of weeks.

Returns:

It returns a local-date after subtracting the specified weeks from a date.

Time for an Example:

Let's take an example to subtract weeks from a date. Here, we are subtracting 2 weeks by using the minusWeeks() method that returns a new local-date. See the below example.

import java.time.LocalDate; 
public class DateDemo {
	
	public static void main(String[] args){  
		
		LocalDate localDate = LocalDate.of(2016, 10, 21);
		System.out.println(localDate);
		localDate = localDate.minusWeeks(2);
		System.out.println("New date : "+localDate);
	}
}


2016-10-21
New date : 2016-10-07

Time for another Example:

Let's take another example to understand the minusWeeks() method. Here, we are subtracting 2 weeks from the current date. See the example below.

import java.time.LocalDate; 
public class DateDemo {
	
	public static void main(String[] args){  
		
		LocalDate localDate = LocalDate.now();
		System.out.println(localDate);
		localDate = localDate.minusWeeks(2);
		System.out.println("New date : "+localDate);
	}
}


2020-06-10
New date : 2020-05-27

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