# Python program to find the maximum and minimum K elements in a tuple

Here, we have a tuple and we need to find k maximum and k minimum elements present in the tuple in Python programming language.
Submitted by Shivang Yadav, on June 07, 2021

Python programming language is a high-level and object-oriented programming language. Python is an easy to learn, powerful high-level programming language. It has a simple but effective approach to object-oriented programming.

Tuples in Python is a collection of items similar to list with the difference that it is ordered and immutable.

Example:

```tuple = ("python", "includehelp", 43, 54.23)
```

Finding maximum and minimum k elements in a tuple

We have a tuple and value k. Then we will return k maximum and k minimum elements from the tuple.

Example:

```Input:
myTuple = (4, 2, 5,7, 1, 8, 9), k = 2

Output:
(9, 8) , (1, 2)
```

A simple method to solve the problem is by sorting the tuple and then finding k maximum and k minimum values from the tuple by extracting k from start and k from end.

Program to find maximum and minimum k elements in a tuple in Python

```# Python program to find maximum and minimum k elements in tuple

# Creating a tuple in python
myTuple = (4, 9, 1, 7, 3, 6, 5, 2)
K = 2

# Finding maximum and minimum k elements in tuple
sortedColl = sorted(list(myTuple))
vals = []
for i in range(K):
vals.append(sortedColl[i])

for i in range((len(sortedColl) - K), len(sortedColl)):
vals.append(sortedColl[i])

# Printing
print("Tuple : ", str(myTuple))
print("K maximum and minimum values : ", str(vals))
```

Output:

```Tuple :  (4, 9, 1, 7, 3, 6, 5, 2)
K maximum and minimum values :  [1, 2, 7, 9]
```

Alternate method

We can use slicing methods on the sorted list created from the tuple to extract first k and last k values.

Program:

```# Python program to find maximum and minimum k elements in tuple

# Creating a tuple in python
myTuple = (4, 9, 1, 7, 3, 6, 5, 2)
K = 2

# Finding maximum and minimum k elements in tuple
sortedColl = sorted(list(myTuple))
vals = tuple(sortedColl[:K] + sortedColl[-K:])

# Printing
print("Tuple : ", str(myTuple))
print("K maximum and minimum values : ", str(vals))
```

Output:

```Tuple :  (4, 9, 1, 7, 3, 6, 5, 2)
K maximum and minimum values :  (1, 2, 7, 9)
```

Preparation