MIN Function Excel

This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the Excel MIN Function in Excel to calculate the smallest number, with formula examples.

MIN Function Description:

The MIN Function Calculates the smallest number.

Formula Examples:

min function examples

Example Formula Result
1 =MIN(B5:B10) 1
1 Other Functions:
3 =MODE(B5:B10)
4 =MEDIAN(B5:B10)
5 =MAX(B5:B10)

Syntax and Arguments:

The Syntax for the MIN Formula is:

Function Arguments ( Inputs ):

array – An array of numbers.

Additional Notes

The MIN Function returns the smallest number in a series. Logical values (TRUE and FALSE), and numbers stored as text are not counted. To count logical values and numbers stored as text use MINA instead.

MIN Examples in VBA

You can also use the MIN function in VBA. Type:
For the function arguments (array, etc.), you can either enter them directly into the function, or define variables to use instead.

Return to the List of all Functions in Excel

How to use the MIN Function in Excel:

To use the AND Excel Worksheet Function, type the following into a cell:
After entering it in the cell, notice how the AND formula inputs appear below the cell:
min formula syntax
You will need to enter these inputs into the function. The function inputs are covered in more detail in the next section. However, if you ever need more help with the function, after typing “=MIN(” into a cell, without leaving the cell, use the shortcut CTRL + A (A for Arguments) to open the “Insert Function Dialog Box” for detailed instructions:
how to use the min function in excel

For more information about the MIN Formula visit the
Microsoft Website.

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