How do I find the least of a group of numbers?
min procedure, giving it all of the numbers as
Do the operands have to be integers?> (min 37 41) 37 > (min -83 -17 -218 -62 -718) -718 > (min 12) 12 > (min -14 -14 -14 3 -14 -12 -14 -5 -14) -14
No, any or all of them can be rationals or reals, if the implementation
supports such numbers. The
min procedure cannot accept
complex numbers as operands, however, since they are not uniquely ordered
as ``less'' and ``greater.''
min procedure receive any number of operands?
Any number except zero. It makes no sense to try to find the least of an empty collection of numbers.
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