# Min

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

**Min** may refer to any of the following:

1. Short for **minimum**, **min** is a formula function used in Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet programs to find the minimum value in a range of cells. For example, the formula below finds the minimum value in cells A1 through A10. If these cells had the values 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, and 10 the result would return "1" since it is the smallest or minimum value in all of the cells.

=min(a1:a10)

Tip

If you wanted to get the maximum instead of the minimum, you would use the max function. To get an average, you would use the average function.

2. **Min** may also be short for minimize.

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