Exercise: Determine Maximum of Two Numbers

Write a program that

  • Takes two numbers from the commandline. Remember: commandline arguments can only be strings, so those have to be converted to numbers.

  • Determines the maximum of the numbers.

  • Outputs the maximum.

$ python maximum.py 42 123
123

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