MIN
TheMIN
formula is a statistical function that returns the smallest value in a set of numbers. It is commonly used to find the minimum value from a range of cells or a list of values.
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Usage
Use the MIN
formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter and 1 optional parameter:
 value1 (required):
The first value or range of cells to evaluate.  value2, ... (optional):
Additional values or ranges of cells to evaluate.
Examples
Here are a few example use cases that explain how to use theMIN
formula in Google Sheets.
Find the smallest value in a range
You can use the MIN
formula to find the smallest value in a range of cells. For example, if you have a list of grades for a test, you can use MIN
to find the lowest grade.
Find the earliest date in a range
If you have a list of dates, you can use MIN
to find the earliest date. This is useful for calculating the age of an item or the time between two events.
Calculate the minimum value based on criteria
You can use the MIN
formula with the IF
formula to calculate the minimum value based on certain criteria. For example, you can find the lowest price for a specific product.
Common Mistakes
MIN
not working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the MIN
Google Sheets Formula:
Not providing any values
If you don't provide any values, MIN will return an error. Make sure to provide at least one value.
Providing nonnumeric values
MIN can only find the minimum value in a range of numbers. If you provide nonnumeric values, MIN will return an error. Make sure to only provide numeric values.
Using a range that includes empty cells
If your range includes empty cells, MIN will return 0. To avoid this, make sure to only include cells with values in your range.
Using a range that includes text
If your range includes text, MIN will return an error. Make sure to only include numeric values in your range.
Using a range that includes logical values
If your range includes logical values (TRUE or FALSE), MIN will treat them as 1 or 0 respectively. This might not be what you want, so make sure to only include numeric values in your range.
Related Formulas
The following functions are similar to MIN
or are often used with it in a formula:

MAX
The
MAX
function returns the maximum value from a range of cells or a set of supplied values. It is commonly used to find the largest value in a dataset. 
AVERAGE
The AVERAGE function calculates the average (arithmetic mean) of the values passed to it. It is commonly used to find the average of a range of cells containing numerical data.

SUM
The
SUM
function in Google Sheets adds up a range of numbers. This function is most commonly used to sum the values in a range of cells. 
COUNT
The
COUNT
formula returns the number of numeric values within a specified range of cells. It is commonly used to count the number of entries in a given range that meet specific criteria, such as counting the number of sales above a certain threshold. 
IF
The
IF
formula is a logical function used to test a condition and return one value if the condition is true and another value if the condition is false. It is commonly used to create conditional statements and perform calculations based on certain conditions.
Learn More
You can learn more about the MIN
Google Sheets function on Google Support.