# Maximum Tutorial

From Progzoo

**Maximum**

The max function takes two numbers and returns the largest.

int x = Math.max(3,5);

In the above example x will be set to 5.

Of course there is also a function Math.min

## Taxi charges

A taxi ride costs £2.00 per mile, but there is a minimum charge of £3.00 for short distances.

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## Commission Charges

The commission charged for converting currency is 10% of the amount or £5, which ever is the larger.

We can use the function Math.max to solve this problem. The function, which is part of the core will return the larger of two numbers.

We do not need to use the if statement here (but you can if you want to)

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