# Math.min()

The ** Math.min()** function returns the smallest of zero or more numbers.

## Syntax

Math.min([<var>value1</var>[, <var>value2</var>[, ...]]])

### Parameters

`value1, value2, ...`

- Numbers.

### Return value

The smallest of the given numbers. If at least one of the arguments cannot be converted to a number, `NaN`

is returned.

## Description

Because `min()`

is a static method of `Math`

, you always use it as `Math.min()`

, rather than as a method of a `Math`

object you created (`Math`

is not a constructor).

If no arguments are given, the result is `Infinity`

.

If at least one of arguments cannot be converted to a number, the result is `NaN`

.

## Examples

### Using `Math.min()`

This finds the min of `x`

and `y`

and assigns it to `z`

:

var x = 10, y = -20; var z = Math.min(x, y);

### Clipping a value with `Math.min()`

`Math.min()`

is often used to clip a value so that it is always less than or equal to a boundary. For instance, this

var x = f(foo); if (x > boundary) { x = boundary; }

may be written as this

`var x = Math.min(f(foo), boundary);`

`Math.max()`

can be used in a similar way to clip a value at the other end.

## Specifications

Specification | Status | Comment |
---|---|---|

ECMAScript 1st Edition (ECMA-262) | Standard | Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.0. |

ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262) The definition of 'Math.min' in that specification. |
Standard | |

ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262) The definition of 'Math.min' in that specification. |
Standard | |

ECMAScript 2017 Draft (ECMA-262) The definition of 'Math.min' in that specification. |
Draft |

## Browser compatibility

Feature | Chrome | Firefox (Gecko) | Internet Explorer | Opera | Safari |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

Basic support | (Yes) | (Yes) | (Yes) | (Yes) | (Yes) |

Feature | Android | Chrome for Android | Firefox Mobile (Gecko) | IE Mobile | Opera Mobile | Safari Mobile |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Basic support | (Yes) | (Yes) | (Yes) | (Yes) | (Yes) | (Yes) |

## See also

## License

© 2016 Mozilla Contributors

Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-us/docs/web/javascript/reference/global_objects/math/min