# Minimum of two numbers in Python

Given two numbers, write a Python code to find the Minimum of these two numbers.

Examples:

```Input: a = 2, b = 4
Output: 2

Input: a = -1, b = -4
Output: -4
```

Method #1: This is the naive approach where we will compare the numbers using if-else statement and will print the output accordingly.

Example:

 `# Python program to find the ` `# minimum of two numbers ` ` `  ` `  `def` `minimum(a, b): ` `     `  `    ``if` `a <``=` `b: ` `        ``return` `a ` `    ``else``: ` `        ``return` `b ` `     `  `# Driver code ` `a ``=` `2` `b ``=` `4` `print``(minimum(a, b)) `

Output:

`2`

Method #2: Using min() function

This function is used to find the minimum of the values passed as its arguments.

Example:

 `# Python program to find the ` `# minimum of two numbers ` ` `  ` `  `a ``=` `2` `b ``=` `4` ` `  `minimum ``=` `min``(a, b) ` `print``(minimum) `

Output:

`2`
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