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Returns absolute value as float


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Name Type Description
value Float/integer Any numerical value


Float — the absolute value


This function returns the absolute value of the passed value: its magnitude without the sign. Negative numbers become positive; positive numbers stay as they are. So the absolute value of -10.03 is 10.03, while the absolute value of 42.78 is 42.78.

This function returns a floating-point value, so when passed -10, it will return 10.0 not 10.

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The math.fabs() method is particularly useful for calculating the difference between two values when you are unsure which of the two may be the highest, so taking one from from the offer could yield either positive or a negative number.