Min Function in Excel

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The MIN function in Excel is used to find the smallest value in a set of values. Here's how you can use the MIN function

Basic Syntax:

=MIN(number1, [number2], [number3], ...)
  • number1: The first value to compare.
  • [number2], [number3], ... Optional additional values to compare.
  • Example: Let's say you have a range of cells from A1 to A6, and you want to find the minimum value in that range. You can use the MIN function like this:


This formula will return the largest value from cells A1 to A6.

Alternatively, you can use individual arguments:

=MIN(A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6) 

Both of these formulas will give you the same result.

Multiple Arguments: You can use the MIN function with multiple arguments, just like the SUM function. For example:

=MIN(A1:A3, C1:C2, E2)

This formula will find the minimum value among the values in the specified ranges.

Remember that, similar to other functions in Excel, the MIN function also starts with an equals sign (=) since it is a formula