C abs() Function

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C abs()

The abs() function returns the absolute value of the given number.

This function is defined in <stdlib.h> header file.

Note: The abs() is used to calculate the absolute value for integer type numbers whereas fabs() are used for floating type numbers.

Example

C Compiler
#include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> int main() { printf("abs(-25) = %d\n", abs(-25)); printf("abs(36) = %d", abs(36)); return 0; }

Syntax

int abs(int x)

Parameter Values

ValueTypeExplanation
x Required Specifies an integer value.

Return Value

ValueExplanation
Number Returns the absolute value of the given number.

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