# Python Number abs() Method

## 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 a float. 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 absolute value of x.

## Example

The following example shows the usage of 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 above program, it produces following result:

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

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