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Maximum of two numbers in Python
  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 17 May, 2020

Given two numbers, write a Python code to find the Maximum of these two numbers.

Examples:

Input: a = 2, b = 4
Output: 4

Input: a = -1, b = -4
Output: -1

Method #1: This is the naive approach where we will compare tow numbers using if-else statement and will print the output accordingly.

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# Python program to find the
# maximum of two numbers
  
  
def maximum(a, b):
      
    if a >= b:
        return a
    else:
        return b
      
# Driver code
a = 2
b = 4
print(maximum(a, b))

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Output:



4

Method #2: Using max() function

This function is used to find the maximum of the values passed as its arguments.

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# Python program to find the
# maximum of two numbers
  
  
a = 2
b = 4
  
maximum = max(a, b)
print(maximum)

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Output:

4

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