I was just testing numbers in JavaScript when I noticed something weird occurring.

Why is `Number.MIN_VALUE`

greater than `0`

? I expected it to be a very small negative value.

`console.log(Number.MIN_VALUE > 0);`

Is there some mathematics behind it, or is it a JavaScript precision error?

### >Solution :

The value of `Number.MIN_VALUE`

is equal to `5e-324`

. This can be shown below.

`console.log(Number.MIN_VALUE);`

As you can see, the value is `5e-324`

.

This is the smallest positive number that can be shown within float precision (float precision is relating to the `0.1 + 0.2`

bug).

This is as close as you can get to `0`

.

The technical smallest value is `Number.NEGATIVE_INFINITY`

.

`console.log(Number.NEGATIVE_INFINITY);`

However, this isn’t really *"numerical"*, as the value is `-Infinity`

, which can’t be represented with a clear number.