Leetcode - Best Time to Buy and Sell Stock Solution
You are given an array
prices[i] is the price of a given stock on the
You want to maximize your profit by choosing a single day to buy one stock and choosing a different day in the future to sell that stock.
Return the maximum profit you can achieve from this transaction. If you cannot achieve any profit, return
Input: prices = [7,1,5,3,6,4] Output: 5 Explanation: Buy on day 2 (price = 1) and sell on day 5 (price = 6), profit = 6-1 = 5. Note that buying on day 2 and selling on day 1 is not allowed because you must buy before you sell.
Input: prices = [7,6,4,3,1] Output: 0 Explanation: In this case, no transactions are done and the max profit = 0.
1 <= prices.length <= 105
0 <= prices[i] <= 104
Solution in python
class Solution: def maxProfit(self, prices: List[int]) -> int: min_price = prices max_profit = 0 for price in prices: max_profit = max(price - min_price,max_profit) min_price = min(price,min_price) return max_profit