﻿ C : Find out the maximum difference between any two elements

# C Exercises: Find out the maximum difference between any two elements

## C Array: Exercise-69 with Solution

Write a program in C to find the maximum difference between any two elements such that the larger element appears after the smaller number.

Visual Presentation: Sample Solution:

C Code:

``````#include <stdio.h>

// Function to find the maximum difference between two elements in the array
int maxDifference(int arr1[], int n) {
int i;
int min_element = arr1;  // Initialize the minimum element as the first element of the array
int diff = arr1 - arr1;  // Initialize the difference as the difference between the second and first element

for (i = 1; i < n; i++) {
// Check if the difference between the current element and the minimum element is greater than the current difference
if (arr1[i] - min_element > diff) {
diff = arr1[i] - min_element;  // Update the difference
printf("The elements which provide maximum difference is: %d, %d\n", min_element, arr1[i]);
}

// Update the minimum element if the current element is smaller than the current minimum element
if (arr1[i] < min_element)
min_element = arr1[i];
}
return diff;  // Return the maximum difference
}

int main() {
int arr1[] =  { 7, 9, 5, 6, 13, 2 };
int n = sizeof(arr1) / sizeof(arr1);
int i;

// Printing the original array
printf("The given array is :  ");
for (i = 0; i < n; i++) {
printf("%d  ", arr1[i]);
}
printf("\n");

// Finding and printing the maximum difference between two elements in the array
printf("The Maximum difference between two elements in the array is: %d", maxDifference(arr1, n));
getchar();  // To keep the output screen open
return 0;
}
```
```

Sample Output:

```The given array is :  7  9  5  6  13  2
The elements which provide maximum difference is: 5,   13
The Maximum difference between two elements in the array is:  8
```

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