Using only standard math operators (+, -, *, /) and functions (absolute value, square root, powers, and so on), give a function that calculates MAX(A,B,C).
Alternate version, for programmers only: using any language (BASIC, C, Excel, whatever) find the maximum of A, B, and C, but be careful when writing the program, because you cannot use the ">" key, for it's broken (thus writing things like IF A>B is impossible...) and you cannot use the "M" key either, for it's also broken (...and writing H=MAX(A,B) is also not possible.)
(In reply to re: programming solution
by Ady TZIDON)
In the generic algorithms in C++, max() works something like
if (a > b) return a; else return b;
and is a template function that works on any data type, even user-created ones, as long as the > and < comparison operators are overloaded for the type.
Posted by DJ
on 2004-04-21 17:12:49