# Find the largest number in a list Python

Have you ever had to find the largest number in a list? Here we will look at a few different methods for doing this. We are doing it using sort() and max() methods.
``````numbers = [50, 90, 10, 30, 90, 70]

numbers.sort()

largest_number = numbers[-1]

print(largest_number)``````

We are getting the largest number in a list using the sort() function here. The sort() method is used to sort the list in ascending and descending order.

In the above code snippet:

1. We are defining a list called numbers that contains multiple integer type values.

2. We are sorting the list using the sort() function in python.

``numbers.sort()``

3. Getting the last element of the list using python code and storing it to python variable largest_number.

``numbers[-1]``

4. Printing the largest_number variable.

Sort list and dictionary in Python

## Find the largest number using the max() function

We can also get the largest number from a python list using the max() function. It takes the list as a parameter and returns the largest number from this list.

Below is an example to get the largest number from a list in python.

``````numbers = [50, 90, 10, 30, 90, 70]

largest_num = max(numbers)

print(largest_num)`````` Write your Comment