C# Math.Max() – Examples

In this tutorial, we will learn about the C# Math.Max() method, and learn how to use this method to find maximum of two numbers/values, with the help of examples.

Max(Byte, Byte)

Math.Max(val1, val2) returns the larger of two 8-bit unsigned integers: val1 and val2.

Syntax

The syntax of Max() method is

Math.Max(Byte val1, Byte val2)

where

ParameterDescription
val1The first of two 8-bit unsigned integers to compare.
val2The second of two 8-bit unsigned integers to compare.

Return Value

The method returns val1 or val2, whichever is maximum.

Example 1 – Max(Byte val1, Byte val2)

In this example, we will find the largest of two 8-bit unsigned integers using Max() method.

C# Program

using System;
 
class Example {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
        byte val1 = 7;
        byte val2 = 25;
 
        byte result = Math.Max(val1, val2);
        Console.WriteLine($"Maximum of {val1} and {val2} is {result}.");
    }
}

Output

Maximum of 7 and 25 is 25.

Max(Decimal, Decimal)

Math.Max(val1, val2) returns the larger of two decimal numbers: val1 and val2.

Syntax

The syntax of Max() method is

Math.Max(Decimal val1, Decimal val2)

where

ParameterDescription
DecimalThe first of two decimal numbers to compare.
DecimalThe second of two decimal numbers to compare.

Return Value

The method returns val1 or val2, whichever is maximum.

Example 2 – Max(Decimal val1, Decimal val2)

In this example, we will find the largest of two decimal numbers using Max() method.

C# Program

using System;
 
class Example {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
        Decimal val1 = 7.5M;
        Decimal val2 = 7.1M;
 
        Decimal result = Math.Max(val1, val2);
        Console.WriteLine($"Maximum of {val1} and {val2} is {result}.");
    }
}

Output

Maximum of 7.5 and 7.1 is 7.5.

Max(Double, Double)

Math.Max(val1, val2) returns the larger of two double-precision floating-point numbers: val1 and val2.

Syntax

The syntax of Max() method is

Math.Max(Double val1, Double val2)

where

ParameterDescription
val1The first of two double values to compare.
val2The second of two double values to compare.

Return Value

The method returns value.

Example 3 – Max(Double val1, Double val2)

In this example, we will find the largest of two double values using Max() method.

C# Program

using System;
 
class Example {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
        Double val1 = 7.5785;
        Double val2 = 7.18974;
 
        Double result = Math.Max(val1, val2);
        Console.WriteLine($"Maximum of {val1} and {val2} is {result}.");
    }
}

Output

Maximum of 7.5785 and 7.18974 is 7.5785.

Max(Int16, Int16)

Math.Max(val1, val2) returns the larger of two 16-bit signed integers: val1 and val2.

Syntax

The syntax of Max() method is

Math.Max(Int16 val1, Int16 val2)

where

ParameterDescription
val1The first of two 16-bit signed integers to compare.
val2The second of two 16-bit signed integers to compare.

Return Value

The method returns val1 or val2, whichever is maximum.

Example 4 – Max(Int16 val1, Int16 val2)

In this example, we will find the largest of two 16-bit signed integers using Max() method.

C# Program

using System;
 
class Example {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
        Int16 val1 = 7;
        Int16 val2 = 24;
 
        Int16 result = Math.Max(val1, val2);
        Console.WriteLine($"Maximum of {val1} and {val2} is {result}.");
    }
}

Output

Maximum of 7 and 24 is 24.

Max(Int32, Int32)

Math.Max(val1, val2) returns the larger of two 32-bit signed integers: val1 and val2.

Syntax

The syntax of Max() method is

Math.Max(Int32 val1, Int32 val2)

where

ParameterDescription
val1The first of two 32-bit signed integers to compare.
val2The second of two 32-bit signed integers to compare.

Return Value

The method returns val1 or val2, whichever is maximum.

Example 5 – Max(Int32 val1, Int32 val2)

In this example, we will find the largest of two 32-bit signed integers using Max() method.

C# Program

using System;
 
class Example {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
        Int32 val1 = 7;
        Int32 val2 = 24;
 
        Int32 result = Math.Max(val1, val2);
        Console.WriteLine($"Maximum of {val1} and {val2} is {result}.");
    }
}

Output

Maximum of 7 and 24 is 24.

Max(Int64, Int64)

Math.Max(val1, val2) returns the larger of two 64-bit signed integers: val1 and val2.

Syntax

The syntax of Max() method is

Math.Max(Int64 val1, Int64 val2)

where

ParameterDescription
val1The first of two 64-bit signed integers to compare.
val2The second of two 64-bit signed integers to compare.

Return Value

The method returns val1 or val2, whichever is maximum.

Example 6 – Max(Int64 val1, Int64 val2)

In this example, we will find the largest of two 64-bit signed integers using Max() method.

C# Program

using System;
 
class Example {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
        Int64 val1 = 7;
        Int64 val2 = 24;
 
        Int64 result = Math.Max(val1, val2);
        Console.WriteLine($"Maximum of {val1} and {val2} is {result}.");
    }
}

Output

Maximum of 7 and 24 is 24.

Max(SByte, SByte)

Math.Max(val1, val2) returns the larger of two 8-bit signed integers: val1 and val2.

Syntax

The syntax of Max() method is

Math.Max(SByte val1, SByte val2)

where

ParameterDescription
val1The first of two 8-bit signed integers to compare.
val2The second of two 8-bit signed integers to compare.

Return Value

The method returns val1 or val2, whichever is maximum.

Example 7 – Max(SByte val1, SByte val2)

In this example, we will find the largest of two 8-bit signed integers using Max() method.

C# Program

using System;
 
class Example {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
        sbyte val1 = -7;
        sbyte val2 = -4;
 
        sbyte result = Math.Max(val1, val2);
        Console.WriteLine($"Maximum of {val1} and {val2} is {result}.");
    }
}

Output

Maximum of -7 and -4 is -4.

Max(Single, Single)

Math.Max(val1, val2) returns the larger of two single-precision floating-point numbers: val1 and val2.

Syntax

The syntax of Max() method is

Math.Max(Single val1, Single val2)

where

ParameterDescription
val1The first of two single-precision floating-point numbers to compare.
val2The second of two single-precision floating-point numbers to compare.

Return Value

The method returns val1 or val2, whichever is maximum.

Example 8 – Max(Single val1, Single val2)

In this example, we will find the largest of two single-precision floating-point numbers using Max() method.

C# Program

using System;
 
class Example {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
        Single val1 = 7.1F;
        Single val2 = 7.12F;
 
        Single result = Math.Max(val1, val2);
        Console.WriteLine($"Maximum of {val1} and {val2} is {result}.");
    }
}

Output

Maximum of 7.1 and 7.12 is 7.12.

Max(UInt16, UInt16)

Math.Max(val1, val2) returns the larger of two 16-bit unsigned integers: val1 and val2.

Syntax

The syntax of Max() method is

Math.Max(UInt16 val1, UInt16 val2)

where

ParameterDescription
val1The first of two 16-bit unsigned integers to compare.
val2The second of two 16-bit unsigned integers to compare.

Return Value

The method returns val1 or val2, whichever is maximum.

Example 9 – Max(UInt16 val1, UInt16 val2)

In this example, we will find the largest of two 16-bit unsigned integers using Max() method.

C# Program

using System;
 
class Example {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
        UInt16 val1 = 7;
        UInt16 val2 = 8;
 
        UInt16 result = Math.Max(val1, val2);
        Console.WriteLine($"Maximum of {val1} and {val2} is {result}.");
    }
}

Output

Maximum of 7 and 8 is 8.

Max(UInt32, UInt32)

Math.Max(val1, val2) returns the larger of two 32-bit unsigned integers: val1 and val2.

Syntax

The syntax of Max() method is

Math.Max(UInt32 val1, UInt32 val2)

where

ParameterDescription
val1The first of two 32-bit unsigned integers to compare.
val2The second of two 32-bit unsigned integers to compare.

Return Value

The method returns val1 or val2, whichever is maximum.

Example 10 – Max(UInt32 val1, UInt32 val2)

In this example, we will find the largest of two 32-bit unsigned integers using Max() method.

C# Program

using System;
 
class Example {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
        UInt32 val1 = 7;
        UInt32 val2 = 8;
 
        UInt32 result = Math.Max(val1, val2);
        Console.WriteLine($"Maximum of {val1} and {val2} is {result}.");
    }
}

Output

Maximum of 7 and 8 is 8.

Max(UInt64, UInt64)

Math.Max(val1, val2) returns the larger of two 64-bit unsigned integers: val1 and val2.

Syntax

The syntax of Max() method is

Math.Max(UInt64 val1, UInt64 val2)

where

ParameterDescription
val1The first of two 64-bit unsigned integers to compare.
val2The second of two 64-bit unsigned integers to compare.

Return Value

The method returns val1 or val2, whichever is maximum.

Example 11 – Max(UInt64 val1, UInt64 val2)

In this example, we will find the largest of two 64-bit unsigned integers using Max() method.

C# Program

using System;
 
class Example {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
        UInt64 val1 = 7;
        UInt64 val2 = 8;
 
        UInt64 result = Math.Max(val1, val2);
        Console.WriteLine($"Maximum of {val1} and {val2} is {result}.");
    }
}

Output

Maximum of 7 and 8 is 8.

Conclusion

In this C# Tutorial, we have learnt the syntax of C# Math.Max() method, and also learnt how to use this method, with the help of C# example programs.