# Java Math min() method with Examples

The **Java.lang.math.min()** function is an inbuilt function in java which returns minimum of two numbers. The arguments are taken in int, double, float and long.If a negative and a positive number is passed as argument then the positive result is generated. And if both parameters passed are negative then the number with the higher magnitude is generated as result.

**Syntax:**

dataType min(dataType num1, dataType num2)The datatypes can be int, float, double or long.Parameters :The function accepts two parameters num1 and num2 among which the minimum is returned

**Return value:**The function returns minimum of two numbers. The datatype will be the same as that of the arguments.

Given below are the examples of the function min():

`// Java program to demonstrate the ` `// use of min() function ` `// two double data-type numbers are passed as argument ` `public` `class` `Gfg { ` ` ` ` ` `public` `static` `void` `main(String args[]) ` ` ` `{ ` ` ` `double` `a = ` `12.123` `; ` ` ` `double` `b = ` `12.456` `; ` ` ` ` ` `// prints the minimum of two numbers ` ` ` `System.out.println(Math.min(a, b)); ` ` ` `} ` `} ` |

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**Output:**

12.123

`// Java program to demonstrate the ` `// use of min() function ` `// when one positive and one ` `// negative integers are passed as argument ` `public` `class` `Gfg { ` ` ` ` ` `public` `static` `void` `main(String args[]) ` ` ` `{ ` ` ` `int` `a = ` `23` `; ` ` ` `int` `b = -` `23` `; ` ` ` ` ` `// prints the minimum of two numbers ` ` ` `System.out.println(Math.min(a, b)); ` ` ` `} ` `} ` |

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**Output:**

-23

`// Java program to demonstrate ` `// the use of min() function ` `// when two negative integers ` `// are passed as argument ` `public` `class` `Gfg { ` ` ` ` ` `public` `static` `void` `main(String args[]) ` ` ` `{ ` ` ` `int` `a = -` `25` `; ` ` ` `int` `b = -` `23` `; ` ` ` ` ` `// prints the minimum of two numbers ` ` ` `System.out.println(Math.min(a, b)); ` ` ` `} ` `} ` |

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**Output:**

-25

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