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# PHP Math Exercises: Find earliest and latest dates from a list of dates

## PHP math: Exercise-7 with Solution

Write a PHP script to find earliest and latest dates from a list of dates.

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Sample Solution:

PHP Code:

``````<?php
\$dates = array('2015-02-01', '2015-02-02', '2015-02-03'); // Define an array of dates

// Print the latest date from the array
echo "Latest Date: " . max(\$dates) . "\n";

// Print the earliest date from the array
echo "Earliest Date: " . min(\$dates) . "\n";
?>
```
```

Output:

```Latest Date: 2015-02-03
Earliest Date: 2015-02-01
```

Explanation:

In the exercise above,

• \$dates = array('2015-02-01', '2015-02-02', '2015-02-03');: This line initializes an array '\$dates' containing three date strings.
• echo "Latest Date: " . max(\$dates) . "\n";: This line finds the maximum (latest) date from the array '\$dates' using the "max()" function and then prints it along with the label "Latest Date".
• echo "Earliest Date: " . min(\$dates) . "\n";: This line finds the minimum (earliest) date from the array '\$dates' using the "min()" function and then prints it along with the label "Earliest Date".

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