### Description

Calculates the maximum of two numbers.

### Syntax

`max(x, y)`

### Parameters

`x`

: the first number. Allowed data types: any data type.

`y`

: the second number. Allowed data types: any data type.

### Returns

The larger of the two parameter values.

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Calculates the maximum of two numbers.

`max(x, y)`

`x`

: the first number. Allowed data types: any data type.

`y`

: the second number. Allowed data types: any data type.

The larger of the two parameter values.

The code ensures that sensVal is at least 20.

```
sensVal = max(sensVal, 20); // assigns sensVal to the larger of sensVal or 20
// (effectively ensuring that it is at least 20)
```

Perhaps counter-intuitively, `max()`

is often used to constrain the lower end of a variable’s range, while `min()`

is used to constrain the upper end of the range.

Because of the way the `max()`

function is implemented, avoid using other functions inside the brackets, it may lead to incorrect results

```
max(a--, 0); // avoid this - yields incorrect results
// use this instead:
max(a, 0);
a--; // keep other math outside the function
```