Java: Declaring array with a particular size

Hello Experts!

Java newbie here. :)

in C, I am used to declaring arrays with a particular size

int mileages[3];

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Java apparently does not let me do so, but allowed me to do:

int mileages = {1, 4, 10};

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In researching  this issue online I found:
int[] myIntArray = new int[3];// Example #1
int[] myIntArray = {1,2,3}; // Example #2

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So my questions are specifically the following:

1. If I am declaring an array with a specific length per #1, is it mandatory to include the new keyword, and/or the []'s after int?

2. For #2,, can I leave out the [] after the int  I assume I can b/c Java allowed:
int mileages = {1,4,10};

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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAsked:
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Margaret GreenCommented:
int is a primitive type like float, double or boolean for instance.

An array is an object. It contains a fixed number of elements of a  type -- a primitive type or an object type.

int[] is declaration of an object, not a primitive type. So the answer to point 2. in the question is no you cannot.  It is an assignment of type initialized array to a primitive.

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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:

>>So the answer to point 2. in the question is no you cannot.  It is an assignment of type initialized array to a primitive.<<

Thank you. My bad. I did indeed say:
int mileages[] = {4, 6, 10, 26};
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