[Leetcode] 121. Best Time to Buy and Sell Stock

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๐Ÿ“„ Description

You are given an array prices where prices[i] is the price of a given stock on the ith day.

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 0.

Example 1:

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.

Example 2:

Input: prices = [7,6,4,3,1]
Output: 0
Explanation: In this case, no transactions are done and the max profit = 0.

๐Ÿ”จ My Solution

๐Ÿ’ป My Submission

class Solution:
    def maxProfit(self, prices: List[int]) -> int:
        buy_p = prices[0]
        profit = 0
        for n in range(1, len(prices)):
            if buy_p>prices[n]: buy_p = prices[n]
                if prices[n]-buy_p>profit: profit = prices[n]-buy_p
        return profit


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