Maximum Value

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


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

CaptainBlack

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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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HallsofIvy

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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.