# Kotlin – Find minimum of two numbers

## Find Minimum of Two Numbers in Kotlin

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to find the minimum of two numbers using Kotlin.

Finding the minimum of two numbers is a common task in programming. In Kotlin, you can achieve this by using a simple comparison between the given two numbers, and using this comparison expression as a condition in the if-else construct.

To compare the given two numbers, we can use Less-than comparison operator.

## Example

### Finding Minimum of Two Numbers

We’ll start with an example of finding the minimum of two numbers.

In this example, the `findMinimum()` function compares two numbers and returns the smallest of the two.

Kotlin Program

``````// Function to find minimum of two numbers
fun findMinimum(a: Int, b: Int): Int {
if (a < b) {
return a
} else {
return b
}
}

fun main() {
val number1 = 8
val number2 = 12
val minimum = findMinimum(number1, number2)
println("Minimum of \$number1 and \$number2 is: \$minimum")
}``````

Output

``Minimum of 8 and 12 is: 12``

## Summary

In this Kotlin Tutorial, we learned how to find the minimum of given two numbers in Kotlin, using less than comparison operator, with the help of example programs.