# min

The minimum of two values.

`Math.min(8, 2);`

You find the smaller of two numbers with the **min** function.

## Parameters

**a**: The first number to check to see if it is less than the second number.
**b**: The second number to check to see if it is less than a first number.

## Returns

- the smaller of the two numbers
`a`

or`b`

.

## Example

Find out which value is less: `2`

or `9`

.

`let minival = Math.min(2, 9);`