Minimums aren't always bad. Sometimes less is more, right? Golf. Airplane seats. Hot sauce.

Excel gives us an easy way of figuring out the minimums of data sets: the MIN() function. Here are some options for using it. Of course, we always begin with...

**EQUALS, "="**

This is how we tell a cell what to do, who to be, what to show. Click on the cell and type equals. Simple! Now how do we find the minimum of Column K?

**Meh**

I suppose one way to find the minimum would be to type "=MIN(" then hold down CTRL and select each of the cells:

=MIN(K13,K14,K15,K16,K17)

**Better**

Much better, of course, is dragging the mouse across the whole range for which we want to find the minimum:

=MIN(K13:K17)

**Best!**

But what if we add all the NFL Quarterbacks in 20+ more rows? Let's use a formula that will stand the test of time no matter how many rows we add:

=MIN(K:K)

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