minimum


Definition of Minimum

  • Minimum is the smallest or the least value in a given set of data.

More about Minimum

  • Finding the minimum number is easy by arranging the numbers in descending order.

Example of Minimum

  • 23, 46, 19, 5, 12, 29, 8, 42


All the numbers in the above figure are arranged in descending order. The least number is 5 among all the numbers. So, 5 is the minimum value.

Solved Example on Minimum

Find the minimum value of the given data set.
230, 148, 114, 106, 130, 148, 222, 100
Choices:
A. 106
B. 222
C. 100
D. 230
Correct Answer: D
Solution:
Step 1: Arrange the numbers in the data in the descending order.
Step 2: The descending order is 230, 222, 148, 130, 114, 106 and 100.
Step 3: The minimum value of the given data set is 100.

Related Terms for Minimum

  • Least
  • Maximum
  • Smaller
  • Value