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**largest**member of that set?

For example, let's say I have a solution set of discrete values. How do I denote the largest solution?

Basically, with any set, how do I denote the largest member of that set? What symbol/s do I use !?

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For example, let's say I have a solution set of discrete values. How do I denote the largest solution?

Basically, with any set, how do I denote the largest member of that set? What symbol/s do I use !?

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What's wrong with something like [tex]max(A)[/tex]??

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That is the formal/accepted way of expressing it (the largest member of a set), right?

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given a set (presumably of real numbers) there is no reason for that set to even have a greatest element, even if it is bounded above (ie all elements are less than some constant K). The sup is the smallest such K that bounds them above, and this is the max if and only if K is an element of the set.

Note, that this only applies to infinite sets. Any finite set of points must have a maxmimum.

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