Java Program to Find Smallest and Largest Element in an Array

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In this post, we will see how to find smallest and largest element in an array.


You are given an array of numbers. You need to find smallest and largest numbers in the array.


  • Initialise two variable largest and smallest with arr[0]
  • Iterate over array
    • If current element is greater than largest, then assign current element to largest.
    • If current element is smaller than smallest, then assign current element to smallest.
  • You will get smallest and largest element in the end.

Java code to find Smallest and Largest Element in an Array :

When you run above program, you will get below output:

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