# Math Help - Maximum Value

1. ## Maximum Value

Find the absolute maximum value of y = 8sin(pix/8).

I understand maximum value but this particular function is giving me some trouble.

2. Originally Posted by bobsanchez
Find the absolute maximum value of y = 8sin(pix/8).

I understand maximum value but this particular function is giving me some trouble.
There is obviously something missing from the question as asked since the maximum attained by sin is 1 the maximum value of y is 8. But I don't think that is what you want to know.

CB

3. That's the problem as written.

4. Then you should have immediately thought "I know that sin(x) has a maximum value of 1 so 8 times sine must have a maximum value of 8". End of problem!

5. Agreed. I need to get better at looking at the simplicity of problems rather than the complexity of them.