# Program to find largest element in an array

• Difficulty Level : Basic
• Last Updated : 05 Mar, 2021

Given an array, find the largest element in it.
Example:

```Input : arr[] = {10, 20, 4}
Output : 20

Input : arr[] = {20, 10, 20, 4, 100}
Output : 100```

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The solution is to initialize max as first element, then traverse the given array from second element till end. For every traversed element, compare it with max, if it is greater than max, then update max.

## C++

 `// C++ program to find maximum``// in arr[] of size n``#include ``using` `namespace` `std;` `int` `largest(``int` `arr[], ``int` `n)``{``    ``int` `i;``    ` `    ``// Initialize maximum element``    ``int` `max = arr[0];` `    ``// Traverse array elements``    ``// from second and compare``    ``// every element with current max``    ``for` `(i = 1; i < n; i++)``        ``if` `(arr[i] > max)``            ``max = arr[i];` `    ``return` `max;``}` `// Driver Code``int` `main()``{``    ``int` `arr[] = {10, 324, 45, 90, 9808};``    ``int` `n = ``sizeof``(arr) / ``sizeof``(arr[0]);``    ``cout << ``"Largest in given array is "``         ``<< largest(arr, n);``    ``return` `0;``}` `// This Code is contributed``// by Shivi_Aggarwal`

## C

 `// C program to find maximum in arr[] of size n``#include ` `// C function to find maximum in arr[] of size n``int` `largest(``int` `arr[], ``int` `n)``{``    ``int` `i;``   ` `    ``// Initialize maximum element``    ``int` `max = arr[0];` `    ``// Traverse array elements from second and``    ``// compare every element with current max ``    ``for` `(i = 1; i < n; i++)``        ``if` `(arr[i] > max)``            ``max = arr[i];` `    ``return` `max;``}` `int` `main()``{``    ``int` `arr[] = {10, 324, 45, 90, 9808};``    ``int` `n = ``sizeof``(arr)/``sizeof``(arr[0]);``    ``printf``(``"Largest in given array is %d"``, largest(arr, n));``    ``return` `0;``}`

## Java

 `// Java Program to find maximum in arr[]``class` `Test``{``     ``static` `int` `arr[] = {``10``, ``324``, ``45``, ``90``, ``9808``};``     ` `     ``// Method to find maximum in arr[]``     ``static` `int` `largest()``     ``{``         ``int` `i;``         ` `         ``// Initialize maximum element``         ``int` `max = arr[``0``];``      ` `         ``// Traverse array elements from second and``         ``// compare every element with current max ``         ``for` `(i = ``1``; i < arr.length; i++)``             ``if` `(arr[i] > max)``                 ``max = arr[i];``      ` `         ``return` `max;``     ``}``     ` `     ``// Driver method``     ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)``     ``{``         ``System.out.println(``"Largest in given array is "` `+ largest());``        ``}`` ``}`

## Python3

 `# Python3 program to find maximum``# in arr[] of size n` `# python function to find maximum``# in arr[] of size n``def` `largest(arr,n):` `    ``# return max using max ``    ``# inbuilt max() function``    ``return` `(``max``(arr))` `# Driver Code``arr ``=` `[``10``, ``324``, ``45``, ``90``, ``9808``]``n ``=` `len``(arr)` `#calculating length of an array` `Ans ``=` `largest(arr,n)` `#display max``print` `(``"Largest in given array is"``,Ans)` `# This code is contributed by Jai Parkash Bhardwaj`

## C#

 `// C# Program to find maximum in arr[]``using` `System;` `class` `GFG {``    ` `    ``static` `int` `[]arr = {10, 324, 45, 90, 9808};``    ` `    ``// Method to find maximum in arr[]``    ``static` `int` `largest()``    ``{``        ``int` `i;``        ` `        ``// Initialize maximum element``        ``int` `max = arr[0];``    ` `        ``// Traverse array elements from second and``        ``// compare every element with current max``        ``for` `(i = 1; i < arr.Length; i++)``            ``if` `(arr[i] > max)``                ``max = arr[i];``    ` `        ``return` `max;``    ``}``    ` `    ``// Driver method``    ``public` `static` `void` `Main()``    ``{``        ``Console.WriteLine(``"Largest in given "``                  ``+ ``"array is "` `+ largest());``    ``}``}` `// This code is contributed by anuj_67.`

## PHP

 ` ``\$max``)``            ``\$max` `= ``\$arr``[``\$i``];` `    ``return` `\$max``;``}  ``    ` `    ``// Driver Code``    ``\$arr``= ``array``(10, 324, 45, 90, 9808);``    ``\$n` `= sizeof(``\$arr``);``    ``echo` `"Largest in given array is "``                 ``, largest(``\$arr``, ``\$n``);``    ` `// This code is contributed by aj_36``?>`

## Javascript

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Output:

`Largest in given array is 9808`

Using Library Function :
We use std::max_element in C++.

## C++

 `// C++ program to find maximum in arr[] of size n``#include ``using` `namespace` `std;` `// returns maximum in arr[] of size n``int` `largest(``int` `arr[], ``int` `n)``{``    ``return` `*max_element(arr, arr+n);``}` `int` `main()``{``    ``int` `arr[] = {10, 324, 45, 90, 9808};``    ``int` `n = ``sizeof``(arr)/``sizeof``(arr[0]);``    ``cout << largest(arr, n);``    ``return` `0;``}`

## Java

 `// Java program to``// find maximum in``// arr[] of size n``import` `java .io.*;``import` `java.util.*;` `class` `GFG``{``    ` `    ``// returns maximum in``    ``// arr[] of size n``    ``static` `int` `largest(``int` `[]arr,  ``                       ``int` `n)``    ``{``        ``Arrays.sort(arr);``        ``return` `arr[n - ``1``];``    ``}` `    ``// Driver code``    ``static` `public` `void` `main (String[] args)``    ``{``        ``int` `[]arr = {``10``, ``324``, ``45``,``                     ``90``, ``9808``};``        ``int` `n = arr.length;``        ``System.out.println(largest(arr, n));``    ``}``}` `// This code is contributed``// by anuj_67.`

## Python3

 `# Python 3 program to find``# maximum in arr[] of size n` `# returns maximum``# in arr[] of size n``def` `largest(arr, n):` `    ``return` `max``(arr)` `# driver code``arr ``=` `[``10``, ``324``, ``45``, ``90``, ``9808``]``n ``=` `len``(arr)` `print``(largest(arr, n))` `# This code is contributed by``# Smitha Dinesh Semwal`

## C#

 `// C# program to find maximum in``// arr[] of size n``using` `System;``using` `System.Linq;` `public` `class` `GFG {``    ` `    ``// returns maximum in arr[] of size n``    ``static` `int` `largest(``int` `[]arr, ``int` `n)``    ``{``        ``return` `arr.Max();``    ``}` `    ``// Driver code``    ``static` `public` `void` `Main ()``    ``{``        ``int` `[]arr = {10, 324, 45, 90, 9808};``        ``int` `n = arr.Length;``        ``Console.WriteLine( largest(arr, n));``    ``}``}` `// This code is contributed by anuj_67.`

## PHP

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## Javascript

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Output :

`9808`

Time complexity of the above solution is .

Refer below article for more methods.
Program to find the minimum (or maximum) element of an array