Write a function largest () such that it can accept multiple numbers and return the largest item from the given list.

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Write a function largest () such that it can accept multiple numbers and return the largest item from the given list.
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dpb
dpb on 27 Jul 2022
See syntax @<@doc:function> shows how...although none of the examples use more than one, the syntax is shown in general.
To be really neat and (probably) get extra credit, you might look at @<nargin> and @<varargin> as well...
Just dive in...

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Jon
Jon on 27 Jul 2022
There is already a MATLAB function that "can accept multiple numbers and return the largest one"
x = [2,15,23.7,91.4,80.3] % vector with multiple numbers
x = 1×5
2.0000 15.0000 23.7000 91.4000 80.3000
xmax = max(x) % return the largest one
xmax = 91.4000
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dpb
dpb on 27 Jul 2022
Most homework assignments (as this must surely be) preclude the use of builtin functions to solve the problem as the pegagical exercise for the student...and, it's not clear the intent of this exercise is to consider a vector of multiple values as "multiple inputs" or not -- my reading is "not", but it doesn't say so unequivocally, granted.

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