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# Python: Find the longest one from any number of iterable objects or objects with a length property

## Python List: Exercise - 245 with Solution

Write a Python program that takes any number of iterable objects or objects with a length property and returns the longest one.

• Use max() with len() as the key to return the item with the greatest length.
• If multiple objects have the same length, the first one will be returned.

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

``````# Define a function 'longest_item' that takes a variable number of arguments (*args).
# It returns the argument with the maximum length using the 'max' function and 'len' as the key function.
def longest_item(*args):
return max(args, key=len)

# Call the 'longest_item' function with different arguments and print the results.
print(longest_item('this', 'is', 'a', 'Green'))
print(longest_item([1, 2, 3], [1, 2], [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]))
print(longest_item([1, 2, 3, 4], 'Red'))
```
```

Sample Output:

```Green
[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
[1, 2, 3, 4]
```

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