Learn how to use the Excel MIN function with syntax and examples.
The Microsoft Excel MIN function returns the smallest value from the numbers provided.
The syntax for the Microsoft Excel MIN function is:
MIN( number1, number2, ... number_n )
number1, number2, ... number_n are numeric values - they can be numbers, named ranges, arrays, or references to numbers. There can be up to 30 values entered.
The MIN function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:
The MIN function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:
Let's look at some Excel MIN function examples and explore how to use the MIN function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:
Based on the spreadsheet above, the following Excel MIN examples would return:
=MIN(A2, A3) Result: 7.2 =MIN(A3, A5, -3) Result: -3 =MIN(A2:A6) Result: 5.4 =MIN(A2:A6, 3.6) Result: 3.6
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