# Python program maximum of three

Given three number a b and c, the task is that we have to find the greatest element in among in given number

Examples:

Input : a = 2, b = 4, c = 3 Output : 4 Input : a = 4, b = 2, c = 6 Output : 6

**Method 1 (Simple)**

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`# Python program to find the largest` `# number among the three numbers` ` ` `def` `maximum(a, b, c):` ` ` ` ` `if` `(a >` `=` `b) ` `and` `(a >` `=` `c):` ` ` `largest ` `=` `a` ` ` ` ` `elif` `(b >` `=` `a) ` `and` `(b >` `=` `c):` ` ` `largest ` `=` `b` ` ` `else` `:` ` ` `largest ` `=` `c` ` ` ` ` `return` `largest` ` ` ` ` `# Driven code ` `a ` `=` `10` `b ` `=` `14` `c ` `=` `12` `print` `(maximum(a, b, c))` |

Output:

14

**Method 2 (Using List)****.** Initialize three number by n1, n2 and n3**.** Add three numbers into list lst = [n1, n2, n3].**.** Using max() function to find the greatest number max(lst).**.** And finally we will print maximum number

`# Python program to find the largest number ` `# among the three numbers using library function ` ` ` `def` `maximum(a, b, c):` ` ` `list` `=` `[a, b, c]` ` ` `return` `max` `(` `list` `)` ` ` `# Driven code ` `a ` `=` `10` `b ` `=` `14` `c ` `=` `12` `print` `(maximum(a, b, c))` |

Output:

14

**Method 3 (Using max function)**

`# Python program to find the largest number ` `# among the three numbers using library function ` ` ` `# Driven code ` `a ` `=` `10` `b ` `=` `14` `c ` `=` `12` `print` `(` `max` `(a, b, c))` |

Output:

14