 # Python abs()

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

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:
1. integer
2. floating number
3. complex number

## Return value from abs()

`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
```