# max

The maximum of two values.

`Math.max(8, 2);`

You find the larger of two numbers with the **max** function.

## Parameters

**a**: The first number to check to see if it is more than the second number.
**b**: The second number to check to see if it is more than a first number.

## Returns

- the larger of the two numbers in
`a`

or`b`

.

## Example

Find out which value is more: `7`

or `16`

.

`let minival = Math.max(7, 16);`