user662973 - 5 months ago 11
Python Question

# Implementation of a function that finds the minimum of two values

``````def minimum (pNum1,pNum2):
#subprogram here

return ()

inNum = int (input ("Please enter a number.  0 to quit."))
minNum = inNum
maxNum = inNum

while (inNum !=0):

# ===> minNum =  # here is where I will call the subprogram.
# ===> maxNum =
# ===> theSum =
inNum = int (input ("Please enter a number.  0 to quit."))
``````

I have attempted to write a function to find the minimum of numbers entered. The user keeps entering numbers until they press 0.

I would like to attempt finding out how to get the maximum and how to add. I do not want to use the built in min/max that Python uses. I have looked on the net and this forum.

Any help is appreciated.

This is an implementation of a function that finds the minimum of two values:

``````def minimum(pNum1, pNum2):
if pNum1 < pNum2:
return pNum1
else:
return pNum2
``````

A program to find the minimum, maximum, and the sum:

``````inNum = int(input("Please enter a number.  0 to quit."))
minNum = inNum
maxNum = inNum
theSum = inNum
while inNum != 0:
inNum = int(input("Please enter a number.  0 to quit."))
if inNum == 0:
break
minNum = minimum(minNum, inNum)
maxNum = maximum(maxNum, inNum)
theSum += inNum
print minNum, maxNum, theSum
``````

I will leave it to you to write the `maximum` function.