# Python program to find smallest number in a list

Given a list of numbers, the task is to write a Python program to find the smallest number in given list.

Examples:

```Input : list1 = [10, 20, 4]
Output : 4

Input : list2 = [20, 10, 20, 1, 100]
Output : 1```

Method 1 : Sort the list in ascending order and print the first element in the list.

 `# Python program to find smallest  ` `# number in a list ` ` `  `# list of numbers ` `list1 ``=` `[``10``, ``20``, ``4``, ``45``, ``99``] ` ` `  `# sorting the list ` `list1.sort() ` ` `  `# printing the first element ` `print``(``"Smallest element is:"``, ``*``list1[:``1``]) `

Output:

`smallest element is: 4`

Method 2 : Using min() method

 `# Python program to find smallest  ` `# number in a list ` ` `  `# list of numbers ` `list1 ``=` `[``10``, ``20``, ``1``, ``45``, ``99``] ` ` `  ` `  `# printing the maximum element ` `print``(``"Smallest element is:"``, ``min``(list1)) `

Output:

`Smallest element is: 1`

Method 3 : Find min list element on inputs provided by user

 `# Python program to find smallest  ` `# number in a list ` ` `  `# creating empty list ` `list1 ``=` `[] ` ` `  `# asking number of elements to put in list ` `num ``=` `int``(``input``(``"Enter number of elements in list: "``)) ` ` `  `# iterating till num to append elements in list ` `for` `i ``in` `range``(``1``, num ``+` `1``): ` `    ``ele``=` `int``(``input``(``"Enter elements: "``)) ` `    ``list1.append(ele) ` `     `  `# print maximum element ` `print``(``"Smallest element is:"``, ``min``(list1)) `

Output:

```Enter number of elements in list: 4
Enter elements: 12
Enter elements: 19
Enter elements: 11
Enter elements: 99
Smallest element is: 11```

Method 4: Find the smallest element in list.

 `# Python program to find smallest  ` `# number in a list ` ` `  `l``=``[l ``for` `l ``in` `input``(``"List:"``).split(``","``)] ` `print``(``"The list is "``,l) ` ` `  `# Assign first element as a minimum. ` `min1 ``=` `l[``0``] ` ` `  `for` `i ``in` `range``(``len``(l)): ` ` `  `    ``# If the other element is min than first element ` `    ``if` `l[i] < min1:  ` `        ``min1 ``=` `l[i] ``#It will change ` ` `  `print``(``"The smallest element in the list is "``,min1) `

Input:

`List: 23,-1,45,22.6,78,100`

Output:

```The list is ['23', '-1', '45', '22.6', '78', '100']
The smallest element in the list is  -1```

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