  # Python Number Abs() Method

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## Description

The abs() method in Python Numbers returns the absolute value of x. Here x is a positive value that represents the distance between x and zero. One is supposed to provide the input value to abs() in order to get the absolute value in return. This number given can be ab integer, a complex number, or afloat. In case x is a complex number then abs() method in Python number returns the magnitude. The abs() method in Python number takes over one argument i.e. the value you wish to get absolute.

### Syntax

Following is the syntax for abs() method:

`abs( x )`

### Parameters

• x - This is a numeric expression.

### Return Value

This method returns the absolute value of x.

### Example

The following example shows the usage of the abs() method.

```#!/usr/bin/python

print "abs(-45) : ", abs(-45)
print "abs(100.12) : ", abs(100.12)
print "abs(119L) : ", abs(119L)```

When we run the above program, it produces the following result:

```abs(-45) :  45
abs(100.12) :  100.12
abs(119L) :  119```

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