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## Homework Statement

If the distance of any point (x,y) from the origin is defined as

d (x, y) = max {|x|,|y|},

d (x, y) = a non zero constant, then the locus is

(a) a circle

(b) a straight line

(c) a square

(d) a triangle

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

I don't understand what does the question mean by "d (x, y) = max {|x|,|y|}"?

Can somebody tell what does the notation mean? I never encountered problems like these.

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks!