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# Collection Min and Max

The following example shows how to use Collections min and max API. It returns the minimum/maximum element of the given collection, according to the natural ordering of its elements.

• Collections.min()
• Collections.max()

 File Name  : com/bethecoder/tutorials/utils/collections/CollectionsMinMax.java Author  : Sudhakar KV Email  : [email protected]

 ``` package com.bethecoder.tutorials.utils.collections; import java.util.Arrays; import java.util.Collections; import java.util.List; public class CollectionsMinMax {   public static void main (String [] args) {          List intList = Arrays.asList(new Integer [] {         2, 9, 8, 4, 6, 0      });          //Returns the maximum/minimum element of the given collection,      //according to the natural ordering of its elements.     System.out.println("Max of " + intList + " is " + Collections.max(intList));     System.out.println("Min of " + intList + " is " + Collections.min(intList));     List strList = Arrays.asList(new String [] {         "A", "AN", "THE", "I", "WE"     });          System.out.println("Max of " + strList + " is " + Collections.max(strList));     System.out.println("Min of " + strList + " is " + Collections.min(strList));   } }```

It gives the following output,
```Max of [2, 9, 8, 4, 6, 0] is 9
Min of [2, 9, 8, 4, 6, 0] is 0
Max of [A, AN, THE, I, WE] is WE
Min of [A, AN, THE, I, WE] is A
```