Find the largest node in Doubly linked list in C++

In this problem, we are given a doubly linked list LL. Our task is to find the largest node in Doubly Linked List.

Let's take an example to understand the problem,

Input : linked-list = 5 -> 2 -> 9 -> 8 -> 1 -> 3
Output : 9

Solution Approach

A simple approach to solve the problem is by traversing the linked-list and if the data value of max is greater than maxVal's data. After traversing the linked-list, we will return the macVal nodes data.


Program to illustrate the working of our solution

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
struct Node{
   int data;
   struct Node* next;
   struct Node* prev;
void push(struct Node** head_ref, int new_data){
   struct Node* new_node = (struct Node*)malloc(sizeof(struct Node));
   new_node->data = new_data;
   new_node->prev = NULL;
   new_node->next = (*head_ref);
   if ((*head_ref) != NULL)
      (*head_ref)->prev = new_node;
   (*head_ref) = new_node;
int findLargestNodeInDLL(struct Node** head_ref){
   struct Node *maxVal, *curr;
   maxVal = curr = *head_ref;
   while (curr != NULL){
      if (curr->data > maxVal->data)
         maxVal = curr;
      curr = curr->next;
   return maxVal->data;
int main(){
   struct Node* head = NULL;
   push(&head, 5);
   push(&head, 2);
   push(&head, 9);
   push(&head, 1);
   push(&head, 3);
   cout<<"The largest node in doubly linked-list is "<<findLargestNodeInDLL(&head);
   return 0;


The largest node in doubly linked-list is 9

Updated on: 28-Jan-2022


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