C# Math.Min() – Examples

In this tutorial, we will learn about the C# Math.Min() method, and learn how to use this method to find minimum of two numbers/values, with the help of examples.

Min(Byte, Byte)

Math.Min(val1, val2) returns the smaller of two 8-bit unsigned integers: val1 and val2.

Syntax

The syntax of Min() method is

Math.Min(Byte val1, Byte val2)

where

ParameterDescription
val1The first of two 8-bit unsigned integers to compare.
val2The second of two 8-bit unsigned integers to compare.

Return Value

The method returns val1 or val2, whichever is minimum.

Example 1 – Min(Byte val1, Byte val2)

In this example, we will find the smallest of two 8-bit unsigned integers using Min() method.

C# Program

using System;
 
class Example {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
        byte val1 = 7;
        byte val2 = 25;
 
        byte result = Math.Min(val1, val2);
        Console.WriteLine($"Minimum of {val1} and {val2} is {result}.");
    }
}

Output

Minimum of 7 and 25 is 7.

Min(Decimal, Decimal)

Math.Min(val1, val2) returns the smaller of two decimal numbers: val1 and val2.

Syntax

The syntax of Min() method is

Math.Min(Decimal val1, Decimal val2)

where

ParameterDescription
DecimalThe first of two decimal numbers to compare.
DecimalThe second of two decimal numbers to compare.

Return Value

The method returns val1 or val2, whichever is minimum.

Example 2 – Min(Decimal val1, Decimal val2)

In this example, we will find the smallest of two decimal numbers using Min() method.

C# Program

using System;
 
class Example {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
        Decimal val1 = 7.5M;
        Decimal val2 = 7.1M;
 
        Decimal result = Math.Min(val1, val2);
        Console.WriteLine($"Minimum of {val1} and {val2} is {result}.");
    }
}

Output

Minimum of 7.5 and 7.1 is 7.1.

Min(Double, Double)

Math.Min(val1, val2) returns the smaller of two double-precision floating-point numbers: val1 and val2.

Syntax

The syntax of Min() method is

Math.Min(Double val1, Double val2)

where

ParameterDescription
val1The first of two double values to compare.
val2The second of two double values to compare.

Return Value

The method returns value.

Example 3 – Min(Double val1, Double val2)

In this example, we will find the smallest of two double values using Min() method.

C# Program

using System;
 
class Example {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
        Double val1 = 7.5785;
        Double val2 = 7.18974;
 
        Double result = Math.Min(val1, val2);
        Console.WriteLine($"Minimum of {val1} and {val2} is {result}.");
    }
}

Output

Minimum of 7.5785 and 7.18974 is 7.18974.

Min(Int16, Int16)

Math.Min(val1, val2) returns the smaller of two 16-bit signed integers: val1 and val2.

Syntax

The syntax of Min() method is

Math.Min(Int16 val1, Int16 val2)

where

ParameterDescription
val1The first of two 16-bit signed integers to compare.
val2The second of two 16-bit signed integers to compare.

Return Value

The method returns val1 or val2, whichever is minimum.

Example 4 – Min(Int16 val1, Int16 val2)

In this example, we will find the smallest of two 16-bit signed integers using Min() method.

C# Program

using System;
 
class Example {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
        Int16 val1 = 7;
        Int16 val2 = 24;
 
        Int16 result = Math.Min(val1, val2);
        Console.WriteLine($"Minimum of {val1} and {val2} is {result}.");
    }
}

Output

Minimum of 7 and 24 is 7.

Min(Int32, Int32)

Math.Min(val1, val2) returns the smaller of two 32-bit signed integers: val1 and val2.

Syntax

The syntax of Min() method is

Math.Min(Int32 val1, Int32 val2)

where

ParameterDescription
val1The first of two 32-bit signed integers to compare.
val2The second of two 32-bit signed integers to compare.

Return Value

The method returns val1 or val2, whichever is minimum.

Example 5 – Min(Int32 val1, Int32 val2)

In this example, we will find the smallest of two 32-bit signed integers using Min() method.

C# Program

using System;
 
class Example {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
        Int32 val1 = 7;
        Int32 val2 = 24;
 
        Int32 result = Math.Min(val1, val2);
        Console.WriteLine($"Minimum of {val1} and {val2} is {result}.");
    }
}

Output

Minimum of 7 and 24 is 7.

Min(Int64, Int64)

Math.Min(val1, val2) returns the smaller of two 64-bit signed integers: val1 and val2.

Syntax

The syntax of Min() method is

Math.Min(Int64 val1, Int64 val2)

where

ParameterDescription
val1The first of two 64-bit signed integers to compare.
val2The second of two 64-bit signed integers to compare.

Return Value

The method returns val1 or val2, whichever is minimum.

Example 6 – Min(Int64 val1, Int64 val2)

In this example, we will find the smallest of two 64-bit signed integers using Min() method.

C# Program

using System;
 
class Example {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
        Int64 val1 = 7;
        Int64 val2 = 24;
 
        Int64 result = Math.Min(val1, val2);
        Console.WriteLine($"Minimum of {val1} and {val2} is {result}.");
    }
}

Output

Minimum of 7 and 24 is 7.

Min(SByte, SByte)

Math.Min(val1, val2) returns the smaller of two 8-bit signed integers: val1 and val2.

Syntax

The syntax of Min() method is

Math.Min(SByte val1, SByte val2)

where

ParameterDescription
val1The first of two 8-bit signed integers to compare.
val2The second of two 8-bit signed integers to compare.

Return Value

The method returns val1 or val2, whichever is minimum.

Example 7 – Min(SByte val1, SByte val2)

In this example, we will find the smallest of two 8-bit signed integers using Min() method.

C# Program

using System;
 
class Example {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
        sbyte val1 = -7;
        sbyte val2 = -4;
 
        sbyte result = Math.Min(val1, val2);
        Console.WriteLine($"Minimum of {val1} and {val2} is {result}.");
    }
}

Output

Minimum of -7 and -4 is -7.

Min(Single, Single)

Math.Min(val1, val2) returns the smaller of two single-precision floating-point numbers: val1 and val2.

Syntax

The syntax of Min() method is

Math.Min(Single val1, Single val2)

where

ParameterDescription
val1The first of two single-precision floating-point numbers to compare.
val2The second of two single-precision floating-point numbers to compare.

Return Value

The method returns val1 or val2, whichever is minimum.

Example 8 – Min(Single val1, Single val2)

In this example, we will find the smallest of two single-precision floating-point numbers using Min() method.

C# Program

using System;
 
class Example {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
        Single val1 = 7.1F;
        Single val2 = 7.12F;
 
        Single result = Math.Min(val1, val2);
        Console.WriteLine($"Minimum of {val1} and {val2} is {result}.");
    }
}

Output

Minimum of 7.1 and 7.12 is 7.1.

Min(UInt16, UInt16)

Math.Min(val1, val2) returns the smaller of two 16-bit unsigned integers: val1 and val2.

Syntax

The syntax of Min() method is

Math.Min(UInt16 val1, UInt16 val2)

where

ParameterDescription
val1The first of two 16-bit unsigned integers to compare.
val2The second of two 16-bit unsigned integers to compare.

Return Value

The method returns val1 or val2, whichever is minimum.

Example 9 – Min(UInt16 val1, UInt16 val2)

In this example, we will find the smallest of two 16-bit unsigned integers using Min() method.

C# Program

using System;
 
class Example {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
        UInt16 val1 = 7;
        UInt16 val2 = 8;
 
        UInt16 result = Math.Min(val1, val2);
        Console.WriteLine($"Minimum of {val1} and {val2} is {result}.");
    }
}

Output

Minimum of 7 and 8 is 7.

Min(UInt32, UInt32)

Math.Min(val1, val2) returns the smaller of two 32-bit unsigned integers: val1 and val2.

Syntax

The syntax of Min() method is

Math.Min(UInt32 val1, UInt32 val2)

where

ParameterDescription
val1The first of two 32-bit unsigned integers to compare.
val2The second of two 32-bit unsigned integers to compare.

Return Value

The method returns val1 or val2, whichever is minimum.

Example 10 – Min(UInt32 val1, UInt32 val2)

In this example, we will find the smallest of two 32-bit unsigned integers using Min() method.

C# Program

using System;
 
class Example {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
        UInt32 val1 = 7;
        UInt32 val2 = 8;
 
        UInt32 result = Math.Min(val1, val2);
        Console.WriteLine($"Minimum of {val1} and {val2} is {result}.");
    }
}

Output

Minimum of 7 and 8 is 7.

Min(UInt64, UInt64)

Math.Min(val1, val2) returns the smaller of two 64-bit unsigned integers: val1 and val2.

Syntax

The syntax of Min() method is

Math.Min(UInt64 val1, UInt64 val2)

where

ParameterDescription
val1The first of two 64-bit unsigned integers to compare.
val2The second of two 64-bit unsigned integers to compare.

Return Value

The method returns val1 or val2, whichever is minimum.

Example 11 – Min(UInt64 val1, UInt64 val2)

In this example, we will find the smallest of two 64-bit unsigned integers using Min() method.

C# Program

using System;
 
class Example {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
        UInt64 val1 = 7;
        UInt64 val2 = 8;
 
        UInt64 result = Math.Min(val1, val2);
        Console.WriteLine($"Minimum of {val1} and {val2} is {result}.");
    }
}

Output

Minimum of 7 and 8 is 7.

Conclusion

In this C# Tutorial, we have learnt the syntax of C# Math.Min() method, and also learnt how to use this method, with the help of C# example programs.