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Maximum of two numbers in Python
• Difficulty Level : Easy
• 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.

Example:

 `# 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))`

Output:

`4`

Method #2: Using max() function

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

Example:

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

Output:

`4`

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