# StrictMath max() Method in Java With Examples

• Last Updated : 25 Jul, 2018

The java.lang.StrictMath.max() method returns the larger of two values. There are four variations of this method with different types of parameters passed.
All of them are discussed below :

1. The max(double num1, double num2)is the inbuilt method which is used to get the maximum of two given double values arguments. It returns the same value when num1 and num2 have the same value. It returns NaN when either value is NaN, then the result is . It takes up negative zero to be strictly smaller than positive zero. It returns positive zero when one argument is positive zero and the other negative zero.

Syntax :

`public static double max(double num1, double num2)`

Parameters : The method accepts a two parameter :

• num1 of double type representing the parameter
• num2 of double type representing another parameter

Return Value : The method returns the greater of num1 and num2.

Examples :

```Input:
num1 = 8
nm2 = 19
Output: 19.0
```

Below programs illustrate the Java.lang.StrictMath.max() method.
Program 1:

 `// Java praogram to illustrate the``// Java.lang.StrictMath.max()``import` `java.lang.*;`` ` `public` `class` `Geeks {`` ` `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)``    ``{`` ` `        ``double` `num1 = ``117``, num2 = ``711``;`` ` `        ``double` `max_Value = StrictMath.max(num1, num2);``        ``System.out.println(``"max of the two num is "` `+ max_Value);``    ``}``}`

Output:

```max of the two num is 711.0
```

Program 2:

 `// Java praogram to illustrate the``// Java.lang.StrictMath.max()``import` `java.lang.*;`` ` `public` `class` `Geeks {`` ` `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)``    ``{`` ` `        ``double` `num1 = -``87``, num2 = -``11``;`` ` `        ``double` `max_Value = StrictMath.max(num1, num2);``        ``System.out.println(``"max of the two num is "` `+ max_Value);``    ``}``}`

Output:

```max of the two num is -11.0
```

Example of Error Condition :

 `// Java praogram to illustrate the``// error condition in``// Java.lang.StrictMath.max() Method``import` `java.lang.*;`` ` `public` `class` `Geeks {`` ` `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)``    ``{`` ` `        ``double` `num1 = ``51``, num2 = ``71``, num3 = ``3``, num4 = -``93``,``               ``num5 = -``93``;``        ``double` `a = ``0.0``;`` ` `        ``num1 = a / ``0.0``;``        ``double` `max_Value = StrictMath.max(num1, a);``        ``System.out.println(``"max of the two num is "` `+ max_Value);``    ``}``}`

Output:

```max of the two num is NaN
```
2. The max(float num1, float num2) is the inbuilt method which is used to get the maximum of two given float values arguments. It returns the same value when num1 and num2 have the same value. It returns NaN when either value is NaN. It takes up negative zero to be strictly smaller than positive zero. It returns positive zero when one argument is positive zero and the other negative zero.

Syntax :

`public static float max(float num1, float num2)`

Parameters : The method accepts a two parameter :

• num1 of float type representing the parameter
• num2 of float type representing another parameter

Return Value : The method returns the greater of num1 and num2.

Examples :

```Input:
num1 = 87
nm2 = 59
Output: 87.0
```

Below programs illustrate the Java.lang.StrictMath.max() method.
Program 1:

 `// Java praogram to illustrate the``// Java.lang.StrictMath.max()``import` `java.lang.*;`` ` `public` `class` `Geeks {`` ` `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)``    ``{`` ` `        ``float` `num1 = ``75``, num2 = ``81``, num3 = -``62``, num4 = -``62``, num5 = -``92``;`` ` `        ``float` `max_Value = StrictMath.max(num1, num2);``        ``System.out.println(``"max of the two num is "` `+ max_Value);`` ` `        ``float` `max_Value1 = StrictMath.max(num3, num4);``        ``System.out.println(``"max of the two num is "` `+ max_Value1);`` ` `        ``float` `max_Value2 = StrictMath.max(num4, num5);``        ``System.out.println(``"max of the two num is "` `+ max_Value2);``    ``}``}`

Output:

```max of the two num is 81.0
max of the two num is -62.0
max of the two num is -62.0
```
3. The max(int num1, int num2)is the inbuilt method which is used to get the maximum of two given int values arguments. It returns the same value when num1 and num2 have the same value. It returns NaN when either value is NaN. It returns positive zero when one argument is positive zero and the other negative zero. In short, it returns the argument that is closer to the value of Integer.MAX_VALUE.
Syntax :

`public static int max(int num1, int num2)`

Parameters : The method accepts a two parameter :

• num1 of int type representing the parameter
• num2 of int type representing another parameter

Return Value : The method returns the greater of num1 and num2.

Examples :

```Input:
num1 = 13
nm2 = 19
Output: 19.0
```

Below programs illustrate the Java.lang.StrictMath.max() method.
Program 1:

 `// Java praogram to illustrate the``// Java.lang.StrictMath.max()``import` `java.lang.*;`` ` `public` `class` `Geeks {`` ` `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)``    ``{`` ` `        ``int` `num1 = ``51``, num2 = ``72``, num3 = -``31``, num4 = -``31``, num5 = -``89``;`` ` `        ``int` `max_Value = StrictMath.max(num1, num2);``        ``System.out.println(``"max of the two num is "` `+ max_Value);`` ` `        ``int` `max_Value1 = StrictMath.max(num3, num4);``        ``System.out.println(``"max of the two num is "` `+ max_Value1);`` ` `        ``int` `max_Value2 = StrictMath.max(num4, num5);``        ``System.out.println(``"max of the two num is "` `+ max_Value2);``    ``}``}`

Output:

```max of the two num is 72
max of the two num is -31
max of the two num is -31
```
4. The max(long num1, long num2) is the inbuilt method which is used to get the maximum of two given long values arguments. It returns the same value when num1 and num2 have the same value. It returns NaN when either value is NaN. In short it returns the argument that is closer to the value of Long.MAX_VALUE.
Syntax :

`public static long max(long num1, long num2)`

Parameters : The method accepts a two parameter :

• num1 of long type representing the parameter
• num2 of long type representing another parameter

Return Value : The method returns the greater of num1 and num2.

Examples :

```Input:
num1 = 78772728
nm2 =  1617177
Output: 78772728.0
```

Below programs illustrate the Java.lang.StrictMath.max() method.
Program 1:

 `// Java praogram to illustrate the``// Java.lang.StrictMath.max()``import` `java.lang.*;`` ` `public` `class` `Geeks {`` ` `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args)``    ``{`` ` `        ``long` `num1 = ``87287``, num2 = ``787822``, num3 = -``3271``, num4 = -``3271``,``             ``num5 = -``459``;`` ` `        ``long` `max_Value = StrictMath.max(num1, num2);``        ``System.out.println(``"max of the two num is "` `+ max_Value);`` ` `        ``long` `max_Value1 = StrictMath.max(num3, num4);``        ``System.out.println(``"max of the two num is "` `+ max_Value1);`` ` `        ``long` `max_Value2 = StrictMath.max(num4, num5);``        ``System.out.println(``"max of the two num is "` `+ max_Value2);``    ``}``}`

Output:

```max of the two num is 787822
max of the two num is -3271
max of the two num is -459
```

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