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    hey i have question, what if in the range i provide to max_element, there are two or more elements equal which are the largest?

    which 1 would it return?

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    It returns (an iterator to) the first element in the range that is among the "largest".
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    ok ty

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    After you have found the first one, you can then repeatedly use std::find on the rest of the range.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
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