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# Minimum value

If you have a set of data or numbers and you want to get a minimum value in excel, the MIN function would be the perfect formula. The applicant of the function or the formula is straightforward.

## Generic Formula:

`=MIN(range)`

## Example Application

The best application example of this formula is a classroom set up. Assuming you are a teacher, and you have a list of students’ result in particular papers. How do you get minimum value in excel? MIN is the best function to work with. Check out this example: Figure 1. Example 1 of MIN Function

From this example, the formula in H6:

`=MIN(C6:F6)`

## How the MIN function Works

MIM function is one of the simplest and highly effective excel formulas to apply. The function is fully automatic thus making it easy to apply. The function accepts one or even more arguments, including numbers and cell references pointing to numbers, then returns the minimum. That’s simply how the function.

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Solution examples I am having issues with max If function array formula using Is number / Find to find data
Solved by D. C. in 22 mins I need an IF statement embedded in a MIN statement to avoid the #DIV/0 return. =(MIN(1,N26/I26))
Solved by K. H. in 20 mins I have 5 sheets in one workbook. Sheet 1 finds the MIN value in certain cells within the other 4 sheets. I need a formula in sheet 1 that does the following: If MIN value was found on sheet 3, cell A5, then I need to paste data from 2 other cells (not adjacent) on sheet 3 to sheet 1. If MIN value was found on sheet 4, then the data from 2 other cells on sheet 4 needs to go to 2 cells on sheet 1. So whatever sheet the MIN value is found on, it has 2 cells with corresponding data that need to be pulled to 2 cells on sheet one based on the result of the MIN formula. Thanks!
Solved by Z. Y. in 40 mins I need to consolidate a list of names based on lowest number. Each name is associated with an account and a date. For each account I need only the lowest date to show up. I am using a pivot table.
Solved by C. H. in 60 mins I need help with IF Formulas. Example. IF A2(4) is less than B2(5), I need cell C2 to read A2's number. In the same formula I need to have the option that if B2 is less than A2, that C2 needs to read B2 number.
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