## MIN Function

The MIN function is a premade function in Google Sheets, which finds the lowest number in a range.

It is typed `=MIN` and gets a list of cells:

=MIN(value1, [value2, ...])

The function ignores cells with text. It will only work for cells with numbers.

Note: There is another function called `=MAX`, which finds the highest value in a range, the opposite of MIN.

Let's have a look at an example!

## Min Function Example

Find the lowest total stats in the range `C2:C21`:

1. Select the cell `G5`
2. Type `=MIN`
3. Click the MIN command

1. Specify a range `C2:C21` for the Total stats values
2. Hit enter

Now, the function returns the lowest value from the cells in the range:

Look at that! The function has successfully found the lowest value, `200`. Magikarp has the lowest Total stats of the Pokemons in this list.

Let's add text to a cell in the range `C2:C21` to see what happens. Type Kadabra into the cell `C21`:

Right on! The function ignores the text typed in the range. `253` is returned as the new lowest value, as the old one was replaced with text. Rattata is now the Pokemon with the lowest Total stats in the range `C2:C21`.

W3Schools is optimized for learning and training. Examples might be simplified to improve reading and learning. Tutorials, references, and examples are constantly reviewed to avoid errors, but we cannot warrant full correctness of all content. While using W3Schools, you agree to have read and accepted our terms of use, cookie and privacy policy.