java.lang.Long min(long a, long b)


The Long.min(long a, long b) java method returns the smaller of two long values as if by calling Math.min.

Make a note that the min() method of Long class is static thus it should be accessed statically which means the we would be calling this method in this format:

Long.min(method args)

Non static method is usually called by just declaring method_name(argument) however in this case since the method is static, it should be called by appending the class name as suffix. We will be encountering a compilation problem if we call the java min method non statically.

Method Syntax

public static long min(long a, long b)

Method Argument

Data Type Parameter Description
long a the first operand
long b the second operand

Method Returns

The min(long a, long b) method of Long class returns the smaller of a and b


Requires Java 1.8 and up

Java Long min(long a, long b) Example

Below is a simple java example on the usage of min(long a, long b) method of Long class.

Sample Output

Below is the sample output when you run the above example.

Java Long min(long a, long b) example output