Java BigInteger Class | min() Method with Example

BigInteger Class min() method: Here, we are going to learn about the min() method of BigInteger Class with its syntax and example.
Submitted by Preeti Jain, on May 11, 2020

BigInteger Class min() method

  • min() method is available in java.math package.
  • min() method is used to get the least value from both the compared object (this BigInteger and BigInteger val).
  • min() method is a non-static method, it is accessible with the class object only and if we try to access the method with the class name then we will get an error.
  • min() method does not throw an exception at the time of returning minimum.

Syntax:

    public BigInteger min(BigInteger val);

Parameter(s):

  • BigInteger val – represents the object to compare with this object for finding minimum.

Return value:

The return type of this method is BigInteger, it returns the minimum in anyone of the both compared objects.

Example:

// Java program to demonstrate the example 
// of BigInteger min(BigInteger val) method of BigInteger

import java.math.*;

public class MinOfBI {
    public static void main(String args[]) {
        // Initialize two variables str1 and str2
        String str1 = "100";
        String str2 = "80";

        // Initialize two BigInteger objects  
        BigInteger b_int1 = new BigInteger(str1);
        BigInteger b_int2 = new BigInteger(str2);

        // Display b_int1 and b_int2
        System.out.println("b_int1: " + b_int1);
        System.out.println("b_int2: " + b_int2);

        // return the BigInteger that holds the minimum
        // value in both of the compared object
        // i.e. 100.min(80) it returns 80
        BigInteger min_val = b_int1.min(b_int2);
        System.out.println("b_int1.min(b_int2): " + min_val);
    }
}

Output

b_int1: 100
b_int2: 80
b_int1.min(b_int2): 80




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