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# Scala List min() method with example

The min() method is utilized to find the smallest element of all the elements in the stated list.

Method Definition: def min[B >: A](implicit ord: math.Ordering[B]): A

Return Type: It returns the smallest of all the elements in the stated list.

Example #1:

 `// Scala program of min()``// method`` ` `// Creating object``object` `GfG``{ `` ` `    ``// Main method``    ``def` `main(args``:``Array[String])``    ``{``     ` `        ``// Creating a list``        ``val` `m``1` `=` `List(``1``, ``2``, ``3``)``         ` `        ``// Applying min method``        ``val` `result ``=` `m``1``.min``         ` `        ``// Displays output``        ``println(result)``     ` `    ``}``}`

Output:

```1
```

Example #2:

 `// Scala program of min()``// method`` ` `// Creating object``object` `GfG``{ `` ` `    ``// Main method``    ``def` `main(args``:``Array[String])``    ``{``     ` `        ``// Creating a list``        ``val` `m``1` `=` `List(``5``, ``12``, ``3``, ``13``)``         ` `        ``// Applying min method``        ``val` `result ``=` `m``1``.min``         ` `        ``// Displays output``        ``println(result)``     ` `    ``}``}`

Output:

```3
```

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