which ensures the result will never be greater than $1000. Inside MIN, the value in C6 is multiplied by10%, and the result appears at the first number given to MIN. The number 1000 is supplied as the second value. The MIN function simply returns the smaller of the two values:

When C6*10% is < 1000, the result is C6*10% When C6*10% is > 1000, the result is 1000 When C6*10% is = 1000, the result is 1000

### Replacement for IF

To return the smaller or greater of two values, MIN and MAX can be a clever way to avoid a more complicated IF formula.

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