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int a = max(5, 9);            // Sets 'a' to 9
int b = max(-4, -12);         // Sets 'b' to -4
float c = max(12.3, 230.24);  // Sets 'c' to 230.24

int[] values = { 9, -4, 362, 21 };  // Create an array of ints
int d = max(values);                // Sets 'd' to 362
Description Determines the largest value in a sequence of numbers, and then returns that value. max() accepts either two or three float or int values as parameters, or an array of any length.
max(a, b)
max(a, b, c)
a float, or int: first number to compare
b float, or int: second number to compare
c float, or int: third number to compare
list float[], or int[]: array of numbers to compare
Returnsint or float
Updated on January 15, 2016 00:43:39pm EST

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