# max

## Syntax

`int max(int a, int b)`

## Arguments

**a**
- Any integer.

**b**
- Any integer.

## Return

- The greater value of
**a** and **b**.

## Description

- Returns the greatest of the two given values
**a** and **b**.
- A common use for
**max** is to truncate a variable to a certain lower boundary.

## Example

int p = max(1, 2); // sets p to 2

## Also see

- add, min, sub

## Comments

- Everyone can add his comments about his experiences with this function here. Tips for using it are welcome, too.