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Returns the absolute value of a number.

  • Like all class methods abs() should be used on the class rather than an instance of the class.


Signature Description
Math.abs(value)Returns the absolute value of a number.


Parameter Description
valueThe value you wish to find the absolute number of:
  • Non-numeric strings returns NaN.
  • Passing no parameter returns NaN.
  • Passing null returns 0.


The code below displays abs() usage.

// Store results in an array.
var absValues = new Array(6);

absValues[0] = Math.abs(1);
absValues[1] = Math.abs(-10);
absValues[2] = Math.abs('100');
absValues[3] = Math.abs('five');
absValues[4] = Math.abs();
absValues[5] = Math.abs(null);


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