### Java Program to Find Largest Element in an Array

In this post, we will write a Java program to find the largest element in an Array.
In this post, in 2 ways we can write logic to find the largest element in an Array.

• Using Iterative Method
• Using Arrays.sort() Method

## Using Iterative Method

```public class LargestNumbersInArray {
public static void main(final String[] args) {

final int[] array = {12,34,56,12,13,454};
usingIterative(array);
}

private static int usingIterative(final int[] array){
// Initialize maximum element
int max = array[0];

// Traverse array elements from second and
// compare every element with current max
for (int i = 1; i < array.length; i++){
if (array[i] > max){
max = array[i];
}
}

System.out.println(max);
return max;
}
}```
Output:
``````454
``````

## Using Arrays.sort() Method

```public class LargestNumbersInArray {
public static void main(final String[] args) {

final int[] array = {12,34,56,12,13,454};
final int largest = usingLibrary(array);
System.out.println(largest);
}

private static int usingLibrary(final int[] array){
Arrays.sort(array);
return array[array.length - 1];

}
}```
Output:
``454``