# Maximum of two numbers in Python

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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