 # Python abs()

In this tutorial, we will learn about the Python abs() function with the help of examples.

The `abs()` function returns the absolute value of the given number. If the number is a complex number, `abs()` returns its magnitude.

### Example

``````number = -20

absolute_number = abs(number)
print(absolute_number)

# Output: 20``````

## abs() Syntax

The syntax of `abs()` method is:

`abs(num)`

## abs() Parameters

`abs()` method takes a single argument:

• num - a number whose absolute value is to be returned. The number can be:
• integer
• floating number
• complex number

## abs() Return Value

`abs()` method returns the absolute value of the given number.

• For integers - integer absolute value is returned
• For floating numbers - floating absolute value is returned
• For complex numbers - magnitude of the number is returned

## Example 1: Get absolute value of a number

``````# random integer
integer = -20
print('Absolute value of -20 is:', abs(integer))

#random floating number
floating = -30.33
print('Absolute value of -30.33 is:', abs(floating))``````

Output

```Absolute value of -20 is: 20
Absolute value of -30.33 is: 30.33```

## Example 2: Get magnitude of a complex number

``````# random complex number
complex = (3 - 4j)
print('Magnitude of 3 - 4j is:', abs(complex))``````

Output

`Magnitude of 3 - 4j is: 5.0`