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Homework Help: Local maximum and global maximum.

  1. Apr 7, 2005 #1
    hey guys...Can someone help me out here...i'm trying to understand what the difference between a global maximum and a local maximum is? arn't they the same??
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  3. Apr 7, 2005 #2
    I'm not positive about this but I think that a local maximum is just the highest point in an area of the graph, not necessarily the highest point on the graph. The global maximum would be the highest point on the whole graph, no point would be higher than it is.
  4. Apr 7, 2005 #3
    Sounds right to me.
  5. Apr 7, 2005 #4
    thanks guys...can anyone explain in a bit detail so I can understand better
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