# Java.math.BigDecimal.min() Method

## Description

The java.math.BigDecimal.min(BigDecimal val) returns the minimum of this BigDecimal and val.

## Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.math.BigDecimal.min() method.

```public BigDecimal min(BigDecimal val)
```

## Parameters

val − Value with which the maximum is to be computed.

## Return Value

This method returns the BigDecimal whose value is the lesser of this BigDecimal and val. If they are equal, as defined by the compareTo method, this is returned.

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## Example

The following example shows the usage of math.BigDecimal.min() method.

```package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.math.*;

public class BigDecimalDemo {

public static void main(String[] args) {

// create 3 BigDecimal objects
BigDecimal bg1, bg2, bg3;

bg1 = new BigDecimal("235");
bg2 = new BigDecimal("236");

// assign the min value of bg1, bg2 to bg3
bg3 = bg1.min(bg2);

String str = "Minimum Value among " + bg1 + " and "+ bg2+" is "+ bg3;

// print the minimum value
System.out.println( str );
}
}
```

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result −

```Minimum Value among 235 and 236 is 235
```
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