Google Sheets MIN Function
The MIN function is a premade function in Google Sheets, which finds the lowest number in a range.
It is typed
=MIN and gets a list of cells:
You can select cells one by one, but also ranges, or even multiple ranges.
The function ignores cells with text. It will only work for cells with numbers.
Note: There is another function called
=MAX, which finds the highest value in a range, the opposite of MIN.
Let's have a look at an example!
Min Function Example
Find the lowest total stats in the range
- Select the cell
- Click the MIN command
- Specify a range
C2:C21for the Total stats values
- Hit enter
Now, the function returns the lowest value from the cells in the range:
Look at that! The function has successfully found the lowest value,
200. Magikarp has the lowest Total stats of the Pokemons in this list.
Let's add text to a cell in the range
C2:C21 to see what happens. Type Kadabra into the cell
Right on! The function ignores the text typed in the range.
253 is returned as the new lowest value, as the old one was replaced with text. Rattata is now the Pokemon with the lowest Total stats in the range