# N min elements

Python, List, Math · Nov 2, 2020 Returns the `n` minimum elements from the provided list.

• Use `sorted()` to sort the list.
• Use slice notation to get the specified number of elements.
• Omit the second argument, `n`, to get a one-element list.
• If `n` is greater than or equal to the provided list's length, then return the original list (sorted in ascending order).
```def min_n(lst, n = 1):
return sorted(lst, reverse = False)[:n]```
```min_n([1, 2, 3]) # 
min_n([1, 2, 3], 2) # [1, 2]```

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