Java program to find the largest element in array

Objective– Given an array of numbers, write a java program to find the largest element in the given array.

Example:

int [] a = {1, 5, 3, 9, 2, 8, 2}
Largest Element: 9

Approach: Linear Search

  1. Initialize a variable largest_element = a[0].
  2. Run a loop from 2nd element till the last element in the array.
    1. During iteration whenever find element which is greater than largest_element, update the largest_element with the current element.
  3. See the code and run on IDE for better understanding.

Java Code:

Output:

Largest element in array: 9

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