Mohamed Elsersy - 1 month ago 12
Python Question

Python. finding the largest number and smallest number

when I enter a sequence of numbers like [2, 6, 9, 4, 8 ,7] to find the largest and smallest number it shows that (8, 7) are the largest and smallest numbers what is the error in my code?

``````def minmax():

x = int(input("Enter the number of integers you want: "))

mylist = [int(z) for z in input("Enter the numbers separated by a space and then click Enter: ").split()]

l = mylist[0]

for i in range(1, x):
if mylist[i] > mylist[i - 1]:
l = mylist[i]
else:
a = i
while a < x - 1:
if mylist[a + 1] > l:
l = mylist[a + 1]
a += 1

s = mylist[0]

for i in range(1, x):
if mylist[i] < mylist[i - 1]:
s = mylist[i]
else:
a = i
while a < x - 1:
if mylist[a + 1] < s:
s = mylist[a + 1]
a += 1

print((l, s), "are the largest and smallest numbers")

minmax()
``````

If u only want to find the largest and the smallest number, you can let out the else statements. This works:

``````x = int(input("Enter the number of integers you want: "))

mylist = [int(z) for z in input("Enter the numbers separated by a space and then click Enter: ").split()]

l = mylist[0]

for i in range(1, x):
if mylist[i] > l:  # I changed mylist[i-1] to l
l = mylist[i]

s = mylist[0]

for i in range(1, x):
if mylist[i] < s:  # I changed mylist[i-1] to s
s = mylist[i]

print((l, s), "are the largest and smallest numbers")

minmax()
``````