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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobsanchez View Post
    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.

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    That's the problem as written.
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    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!
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    Agreed. I need to get better at looking at the simplicity of problems rather than the complexity of them.
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