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  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 19 May, 2022

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 two numbers using if-else statement and will print the output accordingly.

Example: 

Python3




# 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: 

Python3




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

Output

4

Method #3: Using Ternary Operator

This operator is also known as conditional expression are operators that evaluate something based on a condition being true or false. It simply allows testing a condition in a single line

Example:

Python3




# Python program to find the
# maximum of two numbers
      
# Driver code
a = 2
b = 4
  
# Use of ternary operator
print(a if a >= b else b)
  
# This code is contributed by AnkThon

Output

4


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