C program to find maximum between two numbers using conditional operator

Write a C program to input two numbers and find maximum between two numbers using conditional/ternary operator ?:. How to find maximum or minimum between two numbers using conditional operator in C program.

Example

Input

Input first number: 10
Input second number: 20

Output

Maximum: 20

There are many approaches to find maximum or minimum. In this post I will explain using conditional operator. Apart from this learn other ways to find maximum or minimum.

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Required knowledge

Basic C programming, Conditional operator

Program to find maximum using conditional operator

/**
 * C program to find maximum between two numbers using conditional operator
 */

#include <stdio.h>

int main()
{
    int num1, num2, max;

    /*
     * Input two number from user
     */
    printf("Enter two numbers: ");
    scanf("%d%d", &num1, &num2);

    /*
     * If num1 > num2 then
     *     assign num1 to max
     * else
     *     assign num2 to max 
     */
    max = (num1 > num2) ? num1 : num2;

    printf("Maximum between %d and %d is %d", num1, num2, max);

    return 0;
}

Output

Enter two numbers: 10
20
Maximum between 10 and 20 is 20

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