### Description

Calculates the minimum of two numbers.

### Syntax

`min(x, y)`

### Parameters

`x`

: the first number. Allowed data types: any data type.

`y`

: the second number. Allowed data types: any data type.

### Returns

The smaller of the two numbers.

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Calculates the minimum of two numbers.

`min(x, y)`

`x`

: the first number. Allowed data types: any data type.

`y`

: the second number. Allowed data types: any data type.

The smaller of the two numbers.

The code ensures that it never gets above 100.

```
sensVal = min(sensVal, 100); // assigns sensVal to the smaller of sensVal or 100
// ensuring that it never gets above 100.
```

Perhaps counter-intuitively, `max()`

is often used to constrain the lower end of a variable’s range, while `min()`

is used to constrain the upper end of the range.

Because of the way the `min()`

function is implemented, avoid using other functions inside the brackets, it may lead to incorrect results

```
min(a++, 100); // avoid this - yields incorrect results
min(a, 100);
a++; // use this instead - keep other math outside the function
```