# Java Program To Find Largest Between Three Numbers Using Ternary Operator

• Difficulty Level : Medium
• Last Updated : 02 Nov, 2020

Java offers a lot of Operators and one such operator is the Ternary Operator. It is a linear replacement for an if-else statement. Thus, it is a very useful operator and it uses less space in comparison to an if-else statement.

Ternary Operator Syntax :

```variable = condition ? expression1 : expression2 ;
```

The same statement can be written in if-else statement as follows:

```if(condition){
variable = expression1 ;
}
else{
variable = expression2 ;
}
```

Given three numbers we have to find the maximum among them by just using the ternary operator.

Example :

```Input  : a = 15 , b = 10 , c = 45
Output : 45

Input  : a = 31 , b = 67 , c = 23
Output : 67
```

Thus, we can make use of nested ternary operator to find the maximum of 3 number as shown below :

## Java

 `// Java Program to Find Largest``// Between Three Numbers Using``// Ternary Operator``class` `MaximumNumber {`` ` `    ``// Main function``    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String args[])``    ``{``        ``// Variable Declaration``        ``int` `a = ``10``, b = ``25``, c = ``15``, max;`` ` `        ``// Maximum among a, b, c``        ``max = (a > b) ? (a > c ? a : c) : (b > c ? b : c);`` ` `        ``// Print the largest number``        ``System.out.println(``"Maximum number among "` `+ a``                           ``+ ``", "` `+ b + ``" and "` `+ c + ``" is "``                           ``+ max);``    ``}``}`
Output
`Maximum number among 10, 25 and 15 is 25`
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