C Program to find Largest element in the array

Description

Get array size n and n elements of array, then find the largest element among those elements.
Input:
5
5 7 9 3 1
Output:
9

Solution

#include<stdio.h>
#include<stdlib.h>
int main()
{
	int *a,n,i,max;
	printf("Enter size of array:");
	scanf("%d",&n);

	a=malloc(sizeof(int)*n);

	printf("Enter %d Elements:",n);
	for(i=0;i<n;i++)
	{
		scanf("%d",&a[i]);
	}
	
	max=a[0];
	
	for(i=1;i<n;i++)
	{
		if(a[i]>max)
		{
			max=a[i];
		}
		
	}

	printf("%d",max);
	return 0;		
}

Explanation

i is initialized to 0 and incremented by 1 at each iteration of both the for loops.

First for loop reads n input numbers from user and stores them in array a[] from location 0 to n-1

assign the element located at 0 to max using max = a[0].

using second for loop  visit each  location serially from 1 to n-1. if the element located in any position is greater than max,  then assign the element as max by using max = a[i] 

finally max holds the maximum value in the list.



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