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 Maximum:  The highest point on a graph. The biggest number in a data set.

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Figure D

 

Figure E

 

Figure F

The lowest point on a graph is called the Minimum while the highest point on a graph is called the Maximum. The minimum point for the graph in Figure A is (0,0). The maximum point for the graph in Figure B is (0, 3).

Some graphs do not have minimums or maximums. Graphs in Figures A, C and E do not have maximum points. The graph in Figure B does not have a minimum point. Graphs in Figures D and F have neither a maximum nor a mimimum.