# Kotlin – Find maximum of two numbers

## Find Maximum of Two Numbers in Kotlin

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to find the maximum of two numbers using Kotlin.

Finding the maximum of two numbers is a common task in programming. In Kotlin, you can achieve this by using a simple comparison between the given two numbers, and using this comparison expression as a condition in the if-else construct.

To compare the given two numbers, we can use Greater-than comparison operator.

## Example

### Finding Maximum of Two Numbers

We’ll start with an example of finding the maximum of two numbers.

In this example, the `findMaximum()` function compares two numbers and returns the greater of the two.

Kotlin Program

``````// Function to find maximum of two numbers
fun findMaximum(a: Int, b: Int): Int {
if (a > b) {
return a
} else {
return b
}
}

fun main() {
val number1 = 8
val number2 = 12
val maximum = findMaximum(number1, number2)
println("Maximum of \$number1 and \$number2 is: \$maximum")
}``````

Output

``Maximum of 8 and 12 is: 12``

## Summary

In this Kotlin Tutorial, we learned how to find the maximum of given two numbers in Kotlin, using greater than comparison operator, with the help of example programs.