Hi, here’s your problem today. This problem was recently asked by Apple:
You are given an array. Each element represents the price of a stock on that particular day. Calculate and return the maximum profit you can make from buying and selling that stock only once.
[9, 11, 8, 5, 7, 10]
Here, the optimal trade is to buy when the price is 5, and sell when it is 10, so the return value should be 5 (profit = 10 - 5 = 5).
Here’s your starting point:
def buy_and_sell(arr): #Fill this in. print buy_and_sell([9, 11, 8, 5, 7, 10]) # 5