#### Exercise 3

Write a **Python algorithm** which **asks** the **user** to **enter** two numbers **‘a’** and **‘b’** and display their **maximum** __without using__ the **max()** function.

#### Solution

# ask the user to enter two numbers 'a' and 'b' a = float(input("Enter the first number: ")) b = float(input("Enter the second number: ")) # we compare the values of 'a' and 'b' if a > b: print("The maximum of", a, "and", b, "is", a) else: print("The maximum of", a, "and", b, "is", b)

In this program:

**We ask the user:**to enter two numbers a and b using the input() function.**The numbers ‘a’ and ‘b’:**are stored as floats in the variables a and b.**We use the if statement:**to compare the values of**‘a’**and**‘b’**.**If a is greater than b:**the program prints a message indicating that the**maximum**of the two numbers is**‘a’**.**Otherwise:**the program prints a message indicating that the**maximum**of the two numbers is**‘b’**.

**Younes Derfoufi**

**my-courses.net**

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