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Java Math min() method with Examples
• Difficulty Level : Basic
• Last Updated : 10 Dec, 2019

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 negative 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));``    ``}``}`

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));``    ``}``}`

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));``    ``}``}`

Output:

```-25
```

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