# Python – Lambda function to find the smaller value between two elements

• Last Updated : 28 Nov, 2021

The lambda function is an anonymous function. It can have any number of arguments but it can only have one expression.

Syntax lambda arguments : expression

In this article, we will learn how to find the smaller value between two elements using the Lambda function.

Example:

```Input : 2 5
Output : 2

Input : 7 5
Output : 5```

## Python3

 `# lambda function to return minimum of ` `# two elements a, b are the arguments and ` `# min() method is the expression here. ` `get_min ``=` `lambda` `a, b : ``min``(a,b) ` ` `  `print``(get_min(``5``, ``8``)) `

Output:

`5`

Explanation: The a,b are passed to the lambda function and min() method is used as an expression to return the minimum element.

## Python3

 `# lambda function to return minimum of two elements ` `# a, b are the arguments and ternary ` `# operator is used to compare two elements ` `get_min ``=` `lambda` `a, b : a ``if` `a < b ``else` `b ` ` `  `print``(get_min(``5``, ``8``)) `

Output:

`5`

Explanation: a, b are the arguments and ternary operator is used for comparing two elements

## Python3

 `# Two lambda functions will be stored ` `# in tuple such that 1st element is b ` `# and 2nd element will be b. ` `# if [a

Output:

`5`

Explanation:

Two lambda functions will be stored in a tuple such that 1st element is b and 2nd element will be b. if [a<b] is true it return 1 and element with index 1 will print else if [a<b] is false it return 0, so element with index 0 will print.

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