Returns the absolute value of a number.Syntax:
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abs(firstNum - secondNum)
abs(secondNum - firstNum)
Use the abs function if you need to know the magnitude of the number and are not concerned about whether it is negative or not.
The absolute value of a number is that number's distance from zero. If the number is positive, its absolute value is just the number; if the number is negative, its absolute value is the negative of the number. Because of this, the absolute value of a number is always positive.
- number: A positive or negative number, or any expression that evaluates to anumber.
- Returns: The abs function returns a positive number.
See also: round (function),