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the maximum value of A and B is 5 and 7, respectively.

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the maximum values of A and B are 5 and 7, respectively.

Which one is correct? I mean A = 5, B = 7.

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There are two values- the maximum value of A, and the maximum value of B. When you talk about the two together, there are still two values:

The maximum values of A and B

Because there are two values, you have to use are, so you get:

The maximum values of A and B are 5 and 7, respectively

If you talk instead about the total, that will be just one number, so you use the singular:

The total of A and B is 12.

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  • thanks for your answer!
    – Jason
    Commented Jul 5, 2021 at 0:28

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