B bobsanchez Feb 2010 155 3 United States Aug 8, 2010 #1 Find the absolute maximum value of y = 8sin(pix/8). I understand maximum value but this particular function is giving me some trouble.

Find the absolute maximum value of y = 8sin(pix/8). I understand maximum value but this particular function is giving me some trouble.

CaptainBlack MHF Hall of Fame Nov 2005 14,975 5,273 erehwon Aug 8, 2010 #2 bobsanchez said: Find the absolute maximum value of y = 8sin(pix/8). I understand maximum value but this particular function is giving me some trouble. Click to expand... 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

bobsanchez said: Find the absolute maximum value of y = 8sin(pix/8). I understand maximum value but this particular function is giving me some trouble. Click to expand... 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

H HallsofIvy MHF Helper Apr 2005 20,249 7,909 Aug 8, 2010 #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! Reactions: bobsanchez and eumyang

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!

B bobsanchez Feb 2010 155 3 United States Aug 8, 2010 #5 Agreed. I need to get better at looking at the simplicity of problems rather than the complexity of them.

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