# Chapter 2 - Exercises - Page 87: 17a

Changing the original sign from the algorithm to the greater or equal sign will not change the output of the algorithm. It will still find us the largest element in the list. The only difference will be that if it so happens that some values occur more than once and the algorithm encounters the same value as the stored largest so far it will assign that value to it. But the values would be the same so it would be just an extra computational step.

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Changing the original sign from the algorithm to the greater or equal sign will not change the output of the algorithm. It will still find us the largest element in the list. The only difference will be that if it so happens that some values occur more than once and the algorithm encounters the same value as the stored largest so far it will assign that value to it. But the values would be the same so it would be just an extra computational step.

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