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Python abs() Function

The python abs() function is used to return absolute value of a number. It takes only one argument, a number whose absolute value is to be returned. The argument can be an integer and floating point number. If the argument is a complex number, then, abs() returns its magnitude.

Signature

  • abs (num)

Parameters

  • num - A number whose absolute value is to be returned. The number can be:
  1. integer
  2. floating number
  3. complex number

Return

It returns the absolute value of the specified number.

Python abs() Function Example 1

Let's see an example to get absolute value of a number.

Output:

Absolute value of -40 is: 40
Absolute value of -40.83 is: 40.83

Python abs() Function Example 2

This example shows magnitude of a complex number.

Output:

Magnitude of 3 - 4j is: 5.0





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