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Why is Math.max() smaller than Math.min()?

shantanu singh

The fact that Math.max() > Math.min() returns false *sounds* wrong, but it actually makes a lot of sense.

If no arguments are given, Math.min() returns infinity and Math.max() returns -infinity . This is simply part of the specification for the max() and min() methods, but there is good logic behind the choice (Code given below)

If -infinity was considered the default argument of Math.min() , then *every* result would be -infinity. Whereas, if the default argument is infinity , the addition of any other argument would return that number — and that’s the behaviour we want.

# javascript

Math.min(1) // 1 Math.min(1, infinity) // 1 Math.min(1, -infinity) // -infinity

Math.max() starts with the search of -infinity whereas Math.min() starts with the search of Infinity