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Largest or Smallest in Integers

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overview

This page extends the comparison of two integers to finding largest or smallest integer among three or more integers.

one among many

the smallest in 2$- 2$, 7$7$, 1$1$ is 2$- 2$. It is verified that 2$- 2$ is smaller than both the other numbers 7$7$ and $1$.

The largest in $83$, $9$, $- 99$ is $83$. It is verified that $83$ is larger than both the other numbers $9$ and $- 99$.

Two or more integers can be compared to find
•  smallest or lowest value
•  largest or highest value

examples

Find the smallest in $- 8$, $- 843$, $- 84$.
The answer is "$- 843$"

Find the largest in $- 2$, $- 7$, $- 4$.
The answer is "$- 2$"

Find the largest in $5$, $- 5$, $5$, $- 5$.
The answer is "$5$"

Find the smallest in $- 2$, $0$, $4$.
The answer is "$- 2$"

summary

Simplified procedure to find Largest (or Smallest) among many numbers : Compare the first number with the second one. Take the largest (or smallest) and compare that with the next number. Taking the largest (or smallest) in every step, compare with the next number till all the numbers are compared. The largest (or smallest) in the last step is the result.

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