In this post, we are going to write a simple Python script to find the largest and the smallest number in a list.

It is really simple to find the largest and smallest number in a list using Python function **max()** and **min()** respectively, let’s write the program so you can understand it easily.

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# Find the smallest number in a list mylist = [20,65,100,5,30,6] print("Smallest number:") print min(mylist) # Find the largest number in a list print ("Largest number:") print max(mylist) |

As you can see the above python script, we have created a list called “mylist” with 6 numbers [20,65,100,5,30,6]. The smallest number in our list is 5 and the largest number is 100. So to find the smallest number we have used the Python function **min(mylist)** and to find the largest number we have used **max(mylist)**.

The output of the above Python script will be:

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Smallest number: 5 Largest number: 100 |

Thank you for your time to read this post, I hope this would have helped you.