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Largest or Smallest in Integers

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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 -22, 77, 11 is -22. It is verified that -22 is smaller than both the other numbers 77 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


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"


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.


The outline of material to learn integers is as follows.

Note: click here for detailed outline of Integers (directed numbers)

    →   Introduction to Directed Numbers

    →   Handling Direction

    →   Ordinal Property

    →   Sign and Absolute Value

    →   Comparing Integers

    →   Predecessor & Successor

    →   Largest & Smallest

    →   Ascending & Descending

    →   Addition: First Principles

    →   Addition: Simplified Procedure

    →   Subtraction: First Principles

    →   Subtraction: Simplified Procedure

    →   Multiplication: First Principles

    →   Multiplication: Simplified Procedure

    →   Division: First Principles

    →   Division: Simplfied Procedure

    →   Numerical Expressions with Integers

    →   PEMA / BOMA