## Question

Asked By – Shilpa

How to find the maximum of 2 numbers?

```
value = -9999
run = problem.getscore()
```

I need to compare the 2 values i.e `value`

and `run`

and find the maximum of 2. I need some python function to operate it?

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## Answer

Use the builtin function `max`

.

Example:

`max(2, 4)`

returns 4.

Just for giggles, there’s a `min`

as well…should you need it. 😛

This question is answered By – Ashley Grenon

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