In Theorem 36 we saw that it is $\mathsf{NP}$-hard to $(1-\delta_0, 1)$-approximate Max-E$3$Sat for some positive but inexplicit constant $\delta_0$. You might wonder how large $\delta_0$ can be. The natural limit here is $\frac18$ because there is a very simple algorithm which satisfies a $\frac78$-fraction of the constraints in any Max-E$3$Sat instance:

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