# C program to Find the Largest Number Among Three Numbers

Given three numbers A, B and C; The task is to find the largest number among the three.

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Input: A = 2, B = 8, C = 1Output: Largest number = 8Input: A = 231, B = 4751, C = 75821Output: Largest number = 75821

In the below programs, to find the largest of the three number, , , and ‘s are used.

**Algorithm to find the largest of three numbers:**

1.Start2.Read the three numbers to be compared, as A, B and C.3.Check if A is greater than B.3.1If true, then check if A is greater than C.3.1.1If true, print 'A' as the greatest number.3.1.2If false, print 'C' as the greatest number.3.2If false, then check if B is greater than C.3.1.1If true, print 'B' as the greatest number.3.1.2If false, print 'C' as the greatest number.4.End

**FlowChart to find the largest of three numbers:**

Below is the C program to find the largest among the three numbers:

**Example 1:** Using only if statements to find the largest number.

`#include <stdio.h>` ` ` `int` `main()` `{` ` ` `int` `A, B, C;` ` ` ` ` `printf` `(` `"Enter the numbers A, B and C: "` `);` ` ` `scanf` `(` `"%d %d %d"` `, &A, &B, &C);` ` ` ` ` `if` `(A >= B && A >= C)` ` ` `printf` `(` `"%d is the largest number."` `, A);` ` ` ` ` `if` `(B >= A && B >= C)` ` ` `printf` `(` `"%d is the largest number."` `, B);` ` ` ` ` `if` `(C >= A && C >= B)` ` ` `printf` `(` `"%d is the largest number."` `, C);` ` ` ` ` `return` `0;` `}` |

**Output:**

Enter the numbers A, B and C: 2 8 1 8 is the largest number.

**Example 2:** Using if-else statement to find the largest number.

`#include <stdio.h>` `int` `main()` `{` ` ` `int` `A, B, C;` ` ` ` ` `printf` `(` `"Enter three numbers: "` `);` ` ` `scanf` `(` `"%d %d %d"` `, &A, &B, &C);` ` ` ` ` `if` `(A >= B) {` ` ` `if` `(A >= C)` ` ` `printf` `(` `"%d is the largest number."` `, A);` ` ` `else` ` ` `printf` `(` `"%d is the largest number."` `, C);` ` ` `}` ` ` `else` `{` ` ` `if` `(B >= C)` ` ` `printf` `(` `"%d is the largest number."` `, B);` ` ` `else` ` ` `printf` `(` `"%d is the largest number."` `, C);` ` ` `}` ` ` ` ` `return` `0;` `}` |

**Output:**

Enter the numbers A, B and C: 2 8 1 8 is the largest number.

**Example 3:** Using nested if-else statements to find the largest number.

`#include <stdio.h>` `int` `main()` `{` ` ` `int` `A, B, C;` ` ` ` ` `printf` `(` `"Enter three numbers: "` `);` ` ` `scanf` `(` `"%d %d %d"` `, &A, &B, &C);` ` ` ` ` `if` `(A >= B && A >= C)` ` ` `printf` `(` `"%d is the largest number."` `, A);` ` ` ` ` `else` `if` `(B >= A && B >= C)` ` ` `printf` `(` `"%d is the largest number."` `, B);` ` ` ` ` `else` ` ` `printf` `(` `"%d is the largest number."` `, C);` ` ` ` ` `return` `0;` `}` |

**Output:**

Enter the numbers A, B and C: 2 8 1 8 is the largest number.

**Example 4:** Using Ternary operator to find the largest number.

`#include <stdio.h>` `int` `main()` `{` ` ` `int` `A, B, C, largest;` ` ` ` ` `printf` `(` `"Enter three numbers: "` `);` ` ` `scanf` `(` `"%d %d %d"` `, &A, &B, &C);` ` ` ` ` `largest = A > B ? (A > C ? A : C) : (B > C ? B : C);` ` ` ` ` `printf` `(` `"%d is the largest number."` `, largest);` ` ` ` ` `return` `0;` `}` |

**Output:**

Enter the numbers A, B and C: 2 8 1 8 is the largest number.