# Python Number min() Method

## Description

Python number method min() returns the smallest of its arguments: the value closest to negative infinity.

## Syntax

Following is the syntax for min() method −

```min( x, y, z, .... )
```

## Parameters

• x − This is a numeric expression.

• y − This is also a numeric expression.

• z − This is also a numeric expression.

## Return Value

This method returns smallest of its arguments.

## Example

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

```#!/usr/bin/python

print "min(80, 100, 1000) : ", min(80, 100, 1000)
print "min(-20, 100, 400) : ", min(-20, 100, 400)
print "min(-80, -20, -10) : ", min(-80, -20, -10)
print "min(0, 100, -400) : ", min(0, 100, -400)
```

When we run above program, it produces following result −

```min(80, 100, 1000) :  80
min(-20, 100, 400) :  -20
min(-80, -20, -10) :  -80
min(0, 100, -400) :  -400
```
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