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The PHP max() function is used to return the maximum value in an array, or the maximum value among specified values.

Syntax

//version 1
max(array)

//version 2
max(value1, value2,...)

Parameters

array Required. Specify an array containing values to compare.
value1, value2,... Required. Specify values to compare.

Return Value

Returns the numerically maximum value.

Example:

In the below example, max() function is used to find out the maximum value among specified values.

<?php
  $i = max(10, 20, 5, 100, 40, 50);
  echo "The maximum value is: ".$i;
?>

The output of the above code will be:

The maximum value is: 100

Example:

In the below example, max() function to find out the maximum value in the array called MyArray.

<?php
  $MyArray = array(101, 202, 15, 700, 430, 510);
  $i = max($MyArray);
  echo "The maximum value is: ".$i;
?>

The output of the above code will be:

The maximum value is: 700

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